Vestibular Neuronitis / Neuritis
Vestibular Neuronitis is characterised by severe and sudden onset of vertigo, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. It can be extremely distressing, sometimes leading to hospital admission for further examination. Medical treatment such as corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and anti-nausea medication can improve symptoms however vestibular rehabilitation is the most effective treatment for this condition to allow early and efficient movement compensations to occur.
The most common symptom is dizziness or vertigo, often described as the room spinning. Other symptoms include nausea, a sense of moving when still, uncontrolled eye movements, loss of balance, fever, ear pain, vomiting, hearing loss or tinnitus. Our experienced Vestibular and Neurological Physiotherapists
can target ongoing symptoms through a series of progressive exercises involving eye movements, head positioning and balance exercises aimed at improving your balance, reducing your risk of falls, and reducing your vertigo and dizziness.
We communicate closely with your medical practitioners including Ear Nose & Throat specialists and neurologists to help manage symptoms during your rehabilitation.