Symptoms Associated With A Vestibular Condition

There are many variable symptoms associated with dizziness and various types of vestibular dysfunction, depending on the particular condition. Symptoms may include the following:

Vertigo and dizziness

A sensation of lightheadedness, a swaying sensation – the sensation of being on a boat or of the room spinning around you. However, you can get help from the top vestibular physiotherapy in Edmonton.

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Difficulties with depth perception and difficulty walking in the dark.

Nausea and vomiting

This can also be a seasick-like feeling or motion sickness.


Hearing changes, difficulty coping in loud social situations, and tinnitus or ringing in the ear.

Vision changes

Difficulty focusing or tracking objects, visual changes as well as inability to cope with busy environments – crossing the road, negotiating crowds for example.


Poor balance and difficulty with spatial orientation. This may result in stumbling, difficulty walking straight as well as issues with negotiating corners, steps, uneven terrain, change of footwear. Falls or a fear of falling may result from poor balance – especially in older individuals.

Psychological changes

Loss of confidence, anxiety, fear of falling, difficulty coping with social situations and busy or noisy environments, depression.

Postural changes

Sufferers of vestibular dysfunction may find that their posture changes as a result of needing to keep their eyes on the ground or due to a need to hold onto their head or onto objects in the environment.

Musculoskeletal pain

Neck and shoulder pain can results from postural changes and tension in the neck and upper body.