What is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system is made up of components of the inner ear and brain. It is responsible for processing sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements.
What is a Vestibular disorder?
Injury or disorders of the vestibular system can result in symptoms such as; vertigo (a feeling of the room spinning around you), imbalance, nausea and/or visual impairment. Vestibular disorders can be caused by various factors, which may include; trauma (to the body, neck, face or head), aging, infections, tumors, environmental factors and/or for reasons unknown.
Commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include; benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis , Ménière’s disease and labyrinthitis.
Treatment for Vestibular Disorders
Treatment of vestibular disorders is dependent on the cause. Some vestibular disorders (i.e. BPPV) can be treated using manual therapy techniques such as; Canalith repositioning maneuver, vestibular rehabilitation therapy and home based exercise. Dietary changes may also play a role in recovery.
Most common reason to book an appointment at Active Health Institute for a Vestibular disorder.
Patients suffering from; benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), cervicogenic (neck) disorders causing vertigo, chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disease induced vertigo,acute concussion, post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and/or migraine/headache induced vertigo.