Everyone, from toddlers to adults, achieves balance through three separate systems that are combined in the brain:
A vestibular disorder can develop when disruption in at least one of those systems occurs. In children, teens and young adults, these disorders can have a negative impact on their growth and development.
Our vestibular rehabilitation services can help patients, birth to age 21, with these disorders through comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
The most common symptoms of a vestibular disorder in children are:
- Balance problems
- Delayed motor skills
- Losing control of posture
Other symptoms of vestibular disorders include:
- Uncoordinated, jerky limb movements
- Vertigo, or spinning sensation
- Double or blurred vision
- Motion sickness
- Frequent, unexplained falls
Vestibular disorders can be a result of or occur in conjunction with a variety of conditions. They include:
- Hearing loss
- Ear infections
We are one of the only pediatric hospital systems in the southeast that offers vestibular rehabilitation.