I saw another case of Post Concussive Syndrome yesterday. This young lady had been suffering for about 6 months after a severe blow to the head. Constant headaches, dizziness, balance problems, and “sore eyes”. She had been doing Vestibular Therapy for approximately 4 months and has plateaued in her progress.
She was referred to me by her Vestibular Therapist and Neurologist, since they knew there was a big visual component not being addressed. They were right. I found a significant vertical misalignment of the eyes. This is quite common in patients with PCS symptoms remaining 3 months after injury. When this was corrected, the patient felt her headache severity decrease by 50% with 20 minutes. When prism is applied correctly using very accurate testing, the results are truly remarkable.
If you or anyone you know suffers from visual and vestibular problem after a TBI, please log on to www.nvcofny.com. Our quantified questionnaire helps us determine if prismatic treatment is an option.