Vestibular System

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Definition of Vestibular System

The vestibular system is the sensory mechanism in the body that monitors movement and balance and can keep individuals from falling when they are walking, running or standing. The vestibular system also gives individuals a sense of coordination. The vestibular system is comprised of the cochlea (the inner ear canals) which coordinates signals and information from the eyes, muscles, joints, hands, feet, ears and jaws. It is not unusual for individuals with problems in their vestibular system to experience feelings of drifting, nausea, teeth grinding, dizziness and potential panic attacks.

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