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Traumatic Brain Injury and Dizziness

One of the most frequent complaints following a traumatic brain injury is chronic dizziness. 

A new article in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery confirms that chronic dizziness may be caused by a traumatic brain injury.

Dizziness not related to vertigo (a feeling of turning or whirling usually associated with inner ear problems) has long vexed physicians, according to background information in the article. "Patients with this syndrome have chronic nonspecific dizziness, subjective imbalance and hypersensitivity to motion stimuli, which are exacerbated in complex visual environments (e.g., walking in a busy store, driving in the rain)," the authors write. Some researchers have proposed the term chronic subjective dizziness for this condition.

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