I fell snowboarding last February and hit my head(was wearing helmet) as well as suffering whiplash. I had similar falls in the past and shook it off, but felt lightheaded later that day with slight pressure behind my right eye. A few days later the same feeling came back as hours after the fall, but was gone the next day. It wasn't until 3 weeks later that I realized something was going on, and by then didn't even think it was related to the fall. I was at work and noticed I felt extremely dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, and tingly and began starting to have a panic attack as I had no idea what was going on.
Side note: I no longer have panic attacks or high levels of anxiety that I used to have, which I thought could have been a possible cause for most of my symptoms.
I went to my doctor and had a physical/blood test and he did not notice anything, but after telling him about the fall he said that I had post concussion syndrome. Since then I have gone to a neurologist multiple times, 2 psychologists, neuro-opthomolgist, 2 ENTs, orthopedist, 2 physical therapists and chiropractors. I have had VENG, ECOG, EEG, pressure tests, eye tests, and MRIs of my cervical spine and brain. Nothing has really shown up other than some slight vertigo, when they blew air in my ears one side made me dizzy(blowing into right ear), while blowing into the left did not.
After a couple months neck pain/stiffness/cracking started setting in, but the MRI showed nothing wrong with my vertebrae or at least not enough to cause any issues according to both my neurologist and orthopedist. I tried 1 chiropractor who used an activator along my neck. After that all of my symptoms seemed to get worse for at least a month. I feel as though that is when the cracking in my neck began. I have been going to physical therapy for my neck and definitely notice a temporary increase in symptoms for a day or 2 after gentle stretching.
In addition, after a few months of my fall I began experiencing pressure/fullness in my ear as though I need to constantly pop it. I went to one ENT who noticed nothing wrong with my ear and another who ordered pressure tests to test for excess fluids in my ear. Nothing showed up in the tests, but I still experience the pressure/fullness. I also have a noise in my right ear that occurs when moving my neck/head. I used to think it was sloshing, but now feel as though it is something such as a tendon in my neck making the noise. Could my neck injury be causing the fullness/noise in my right ear? Something I noticed is that the pressure in my right eye(which is gone for the most part), the neck pain and ear issues are all on the right side.
Also, I thought I may have had something wrong with my eyes because I have trouble tracking things such as looking at objects on the shelf as I walk down isles, or keeping up with any objects while moving fast such as on a bike or driving. After going to a neuro-opthomologist they said they did not notice anything wrong with my eyes, and did not have any pressure they noticed with my eyeball.
To this day, I still experience significant fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, neck pain, ear fullness and occasionally headaches, and nausea. After the ENTs told me I have nothing wrong with my inner ear, I feel as though everything is related to my neck such as an impinged artery or nerve. At this point I have no idea what the cause is and what can be done to be proactive. Any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!