Pediatric Balance Disorders
The vestibular system controls balance and alignment, and plays a crucial role in a child’s development. Disease or trauma can affect the development of normal movement and motor control. If your child is experiencing symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, then the signals the brain is receiving from the vestibular system have been disrupted. An evaluation by a doctor or ENT specialist is necessary to ensure the condition isn’t serious and won’t interfere with growth and development.
What Causes Dizziness?
Semicircular canals in the inner ear detect movement and send that information to the brain, enabling spatial orientation and allowing us to walk, run, and move normally. A disruption in these signals can leave us feeling dizzy or lightheaded.