Headaches, fainting, blurry vision, heart palpitations, digestive distress, chronic fatigue, pain, and the list goes on. Disorders of the autonomic nervous system can present with a wide variety of complaints that are not well understood by many. Dysautonomia is commonly overlooked as a primary diagnosis and patients can go years with little to explanation for their symptoms.
At The BRAIN Center an assessment of the autonomic nervous system is part of our primary assessment; therefore, this diagnosis is never missed. We pride ourselves in having the most progressive treatment strategies to treat Dysautonomia. Treatment centers around optimizing autonomic function through targeted neurological therapies. Breathing exercises, tilt table therapy, neuromodulation, and much more can be used to regulate the autonomic nervous system and improve global function.
We understand the underlying neurological complications related to Dysautonomia and are dedicated to you and helping your specific needs. Our goal is to create a personalized treatment plan that helps to maximize quality of life for our patients. There is hope out there for those struggling with disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
Orthostatic hypotension is a form of dizziness that develops when people shift their position towards being more vertical. People often feel like they are about to pass out during sit-to-stand transitions. This involves poor coordination between the vestibular system and the brainstem mechanisms that regulate blood flow to the brain.
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a more severe orthostatic issue, wherein people lose the ability to properly regulate heart rate as well. This is a common consequence of traumatic brain injuries, but can also be the result of viral infections, mold exposure, chemical sensitivities, and other types of autoimmune conditions.