The Cerebellum's Role in Dizziness/Vertigo
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘂𝗺’𝘀 𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝘇𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀/𝗩𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗼
#concussion/#tbi • Multiple sclerosis • Celiac’s Disease and other autoimmunity • Inherited degenerative disorders of the cerebellum (Friedrich’s ataxia and other SCAs) Then there are functional neurological problems affecting the connections of the cerebellum which often go undiagnosed. This can come from a previous acute vestibular attack or problems weighting the sensory system as a whole. When patients are dizzy, if there is no obvious diagnostic vestibular finding, we will often see that these patients may show abnormal findings on a bedside cerebellar exam.