There are four types of inner ear problems that can cause vertigo:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular neuronitis
- Meniere’s disease
Watch this video for details of these conditions:
There are some specialised tests that can be done to assess these conditions. Therapy can be done accordingly. These include:
- Habituation exercises - getting used to the aggravating positions/ movements
- Gaze stability exercises - practice movements of the your head while keeping your eyes focused on a specific point
- Balance and gait training - training static and dynamic balance
- Shoulder/ cervical exercises
These exercises will help to:
- Reduce the symptoms of vertigo and dizziness
- Reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting
- Improve mobility and balance
- Reduce the risk of falls
- Enable patients to return to pre-dizziness levels of activity
- Improve quality of life.
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