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.