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Dysautonomia

Dysautnomia

Dysautonomia refers to a variety of conditions that impair or disrupt the normal functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).  When your ANS doesn’t send or receive messages properly or there is interference, you may experience a wide variety of symptoms. ANS dysregulation has been known to affect:

  • Blood pressure.

  • Breathing.

  • Digestion.

  • Heart rate.

  • Kidney function.

  • Pupil dilation and constriction in the eyes.

  • Sexual function.

  • Body and skin temperature control.

Example of a patient with Dysautonomia while being tested in darkness (occluded vision)

There are many symptoms that people experience with dysautonomia, and can vary between different cases. Some common symptoms include:

Balance problems

Noise/light sensitivity

Shortness of breath

Chest pain/discomfort

Dizziness/Lightheadedness

Vertigo

Large swings in heart rate and blood pressure

Weakness

Migraines/Frequent headaches

Exercise Intolerance

Positional Intolerance

Heart Palpitations

Swings in body and skin temperature

Nausea/Vomiting
GI problems (constipation)

Fast or slow heart rate

Brain Fog

Forgetfulness/Memory Issues

Trouble Concentrating

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​Rehabilitation    Retraining    Recovery 

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Dysautonomia

Evaluation

During your 2 hour examination, our doctors will review relevant past medical history/imaging/blood work if necessary. You will be able to sit and talk directly with the doctor for a thorough history of your main complaints and symptoms. Our initial evaluation includes specific diagnostic testing, including a VNG assessment (real time digital eye recordings used to assess brain integrity), computerized dynamic posturography assessment (balance testing), saccadometry testing (targeted eye movement evaluation), and a head-to-toe neurological examination conducted by our doctors. A review of all relevant findings will be discussed with you after the testing is completed. 

Dysautonomia

Therapies

Common therapies performed in our office:

 

- Vestibular rehabilitation

- Neuromuscular rehabilitation

- Off-vertical axis full body rotations

- Eye- head movement retraining

- Balance retraining

- Gait retraining

- Neck Strengthening

- Peripheral nerve stimulation

- Otolothic Repositioning maneuvers

Dizziness

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Individualized 

Neurological

Treatment

Programs

 

One-on-One 

Therapy

Applications

with a Doctor

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