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Hiller May Be Suffering From Vertigo

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

“They kind of ruled out the concussion thing. They’re saying it’s kind of vertigo,” Hiller said. “They couldn’t really tell me where it’s coming from or whatever so that’s kind of the tough part, to just accept it and not knowing what it’s coming from and just work with that to try to desensitize my brain.

“With all the input I get from my body it seems like I’m almost overreacting to stuff that’s normally not important or the brain would kind of leave out because it’s just everyday things, but it seems like right now I’m all over the place because I almost got too much feedback from my body.”

Hiller said he feels symptoms when he moves his head or turns. “It doesn’t really bother me in everyday life because you can kind of limit that, but the problem is on the ice I have to follow the puck and that’s kind of the tough part, when I have to move the head,” he said.

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awould's avatar

I experienced one episode of severe vertigo and it was hellish. Since then, I experience slight dizzy spells on occasion and can understand what Hiller means about feeling symptoms when he turns his head fast. It would be nearly impossible to be effective as a goalie in the NHL with that happening. Sucks for him.

I was told it was an inner-ear inflammation that was made worse by severe fatigue.

Posted by awould on 02/23/11 at 06:47 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

cue the U2 !no that’s is NO fun I had vertigo for awhile with my sinus/Ears problems I have & it is no fun

Posted by Evilpens on 02/23/11 at 07:17 PM ET

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This story gives me an ill feeling.

And brings back memories of Jeff Hackett
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/nhl/flyers/2004-02-09-hackett-retired_x.htm

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 02/23/11 at 11:53 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

How is this suddenly a thing in the league?  First Hossa now Hiller?  What a strange occurance; maybe some strange fungus in the lockerroom on Jan 1?  My best wishes to them all.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 02/24/11 at 02:40 AM ET

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