When considering balance issues, the inner ear is usually the last culprit on the list. But the inner ear and all surrounding tissue play a critical role in maintaining equilibrium and wellness in day-to-day life. The vestibulocochlear nerve sends signals to the brain that control hearing and help with balance, and any damage can be harmful.
While the ears play a critical role, other organs such as the eyes, joints and muscles work together to keep you steady and upright. When one stops working correctly, the entire body may suffer from a balance disorder.
The most common signs of a balance disorder include:
These symptoms may cause other symptoms to manifest as well, such as:
The signs and symptoms can lead to drastic impacts daily life as well. If your child is struggling with a balance disorder, he or she may also suffer with:
Suffering from a balance or vestibular disorder can create school troubles for your child as well, including difficulties with:
Not all balance disorders have a specific cause, but research has led to the following being associated with vestibular issues: