Vestibular disorders can vary in their cause and symptoms. The area concerned may be the inner ear, nerves or brain. Some causes of vestibular dysfunction can include:
- Vestibular neuritis (a viral infection of the inner ear)
- Acoustic neuroma (a benign tumour which grows along the vestibular nerve)
- Meniere's Disease (a disorder which involves the build-up of fluid in the inner ear)
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) (a disorder caused by debris freely floating in the fluid of the inner ear)
- Ototoxicity (an adverse reaction of inner ear structures to certain medications)
- Vestibular migraine (a type of migraine which causes dizziness rather than headache)
- Stroke (an interference with the blood supply to the inner ear and vestibular areas within the brain)
- Trauma (for example: motor vehicle accidents, significant falls)
Vestibular symptoms can affect everyone slightly differently. Some examples of how symptoms may present could include:
- Dizziness, light headedness, nausea
- Unsteadiness, decreased balance
- Fatigue, feeling of reduced energy
- Blurry vision
- A sensation that the room is spinning or moving
- A foggy or cloudy feeling, decreased concentration
Our multidisciplinary neurological rehabilitation team is trained in the assessment and management of various types of vestibular issues.
Your rehabilitation program will be individualised and person-centered, using vestibular exercises which are tailored to your needs based on your assessment findings.
We use the latest evidence in assessing and treating these conditions, to ensure we achieve your best outcomes.
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