DYSAUTONOMIA

One of the most common symptom in concussion are symptoms of dysautonomia which is a condition associated with the autonomic nervous system.

Postural Orthostatic Hypotension Syndrome (P.O.T.S.) is the most common and involves an abnormal jump in heart rate when elevating from a supine (lying) position to get blood to the brain. If this reflex doesn’t respond correctly you could experience dizziness or fainting because of decreased blood flow to the brain.

 

Symptoms of dysautonomia may include:

Brain fog/Forgetfulness Inability to concentrate Dizziness/syncope (fainting) Hypersensitivity to sensory stimulus
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) Nausea Orthostatic Intolderance Exercise Intolerance
Chest discomfort Mood Swings Palpations Visual Disturbances
Excessive Fatigue Vertigo Low Blood Pressure Anxiety
Migraines Insomnia Weakness Lightheadedness

 

TREATMENT:

  • TILT TABLE Rehab
    • Tilt table testing notifies the brainstem of postural changes so that it can respond by firing into the sympathetic system to steadily increase heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Vagus nerve exercises and stimulation
    • Parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs, and digestive tract.
  • Vestibular Rehab

Patient receiving tilt table rehab paired with vagus nerve stimulation for treatment of dysautonomia.