Dizziness is the second most commonly reported symptom (after headache) post-concussion. It is a marker of lower prognosis and longer recovery. It affects up to 80% of patients in the first few days and a fifth of patients are still symptomatic 5 years later. It is associated with higher anxiety, depression, psychosocial dysfunction & less likely to return to work.
Patients have many words for dizziness: spinning, floating, sensation of motion, woozy, spacy, rocking, swimming, sensation of rotation, foggy, cloudy, falling, spinning inside head, blurred vision, the environment seems to be moving/lagging, fuzzy, sway, tilting, lightheaded, feel like going faint, jumping vision, veering, wobbling, and many more synonyms are used to describe this condition.
Why do we have so many words for dizziness? And what does it really represent? Therein lies the answers that will illuminate your path to optimizing your sense of balance and stability.
1 OHIP-covered, online group counseling session
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Counseling facilitators: Dr. Taher Chugh.
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