Treatment for Vertigo
Most people do not believe that their condition of imbalance can be cured. But, here’s a good word- Vertigo is curable.
It is essential to get timely treatment for vertigo, to get back to a healthy life as soon as possible.
Vertigo is only a symptom. Diagnosis of the underlying cause using various diagnostic tests like VNG etc. is essential for correct treatment.
Medications are prescribed as the first line of treatment to control the severity of dizziness and the discomfort that accompanies it, such as nausea, fatigue, anxiety, vomiting, difficulty in focusing, visual disturbance etc.
Often patients of Vertigo are given medicines which suppress the symptoms like vertin, stugeron, etc. Taking these medications for the prolonged duration is dangerous. They should not be given for more than 5 days.
Surgery is advised for rare cases of vestibular disorders as inner ear surgeries are complex.
Vestibular rehabilitation exercises and Canalith Repositioning manoeuvres are prescribed for appropriate Vestibular problems.
Vestibular rehabilitation exercises are very useful in gaining balance, normalising visual disturbance and reducing dizziness in a short span of time.
At NeuroEquilibrium’s speciality vertigo clinics, we use virtual reality to make the vestibular rehabilitation therapy effective and provide long-lasting relief. Currently, we are the only one in India to do so. The exercises are designed to cater to various needs of vertigo patients, physically, physiologically and psychologically.
Every patient is put on a customised Vestibular rehabilitation Therapy, keeping his condition, severity and other associated problems and medical conditions in view.
Our methods in providing personalised vertigo treatment enable us to map the patient’s improvements efficiently and alter the line of treatment if required. Such regular review of treatment and response is necessary to provide quick and long-lasting relief to vertigo patients.
Canalith Repositioning maneuvers – are done for patients suffering from BPPV. The type and side of BPPV are diagnosed, and then the recommended repositioning maneuver like Epley manoeuvre, Semont manoeuvre, Barbeque maneuver etc. is performed.