Vestibular Vocabulary | History | Physical Examination
After vestibular injury, patients with TBI may describe a
variety of symptoms, from vertigo to disequilibrium to light-headedness,
in an attempt to characterize their experience (Maskell et al. 2006). When interviewing a dizzy patient, the examiner
needs to take a detailed, highly specific history because each term
may be a clue to the location of the underlying injury.