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Vestibular DOs

NPTE Neuromuscular

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Characteristics of Vestibular Dos Dizziness, vertigo, nystagmus, blurred vision (VOR dysfxn), disequilibrium (VSR dysfxn, ataxia, falls), anxiety, fear, depression
Acute infection with prolonged attacks of vestibular sx, days-weeks, viral or bacterial infection Vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis
Recurrent & progressive vestib dz with episodic attacks for minutes-hours, severe sx, tinnitus, deafness, pressure in ears Meniere’s Dz
Brief attacks of vertigo & nystagmus with certain head positions BPPV
Tumors causing vestibular sx acoustic neuroma, gliomas, brainstem or cerebellar medulloblastoma
Unilateral Vestibular Dos trauma, vestibular neuronitis, labrynthitis, Meniere’s, BPPV
Bilateral Vestibular DO’s ototoxic drugs, bilateral neuritis or meningitis, vestibular neuropathy, otosclerosis from Paget’s
VOR dysfxn nystagmus, blurred vision with head/body mvmts
VSR dysfxn posture & balance, sitting/standing instability
Halpike maneuver Sitting to supine with head back 30d extension. Nyst/dizzy + for BPPV
Repetition of mvmts & positions that cause dizziness & vertigo Habituation training
Recovery better in UL or BL? UL
Created by: Jenwithonen on 2009-08-12



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