Physiotherapy For Vertigo Patients
Dizziness and vertigo symptoms are a troubling and common condition that can effect a variety of patients. Typically, symptoms of Verigo include spinning, off balance and disturbing feelings in the head and the stomach. Many patients feel anxiety and fear of these symptoms, as they can also indicate other serious problems. This disturbing condition is often seen in emergency centres and doctors commonly prescribe medications to help with off balance and nausea. Often, family practice medical doctors will see patients with vertigo symptoms and many will refer two ENT, imaging and blood tests, cardiac testing, and if positional may send to physiotherapy for vertigo patients.
How is Vertigo Diagnosed?
Vertigo symptoms are diagnosed with specific testing to rule out other serious pathologies that can cause Vertigo. Verigo can be a symptom of very serious pathology, such as brain lesions, stroke, head trauma, infections, cardiac abnormalities, medication and toxic exposure among many others. Importantly, these issues must be ruled out before a positional vertigo diagnosis is confirmed. In order to diagnosis positional vertigo problems, the specialist will perform specific head movement tests that will produce nystagmus (abnormal eye movements). If nystagmus is observed, the direction of this eye movement, along with duration, will help the clinician discover which part of the inner ear is primarily effected.
Eye Movement Technology For Vertigo
Vertigo recording goggles are a important part of diagnosis that are able to detect and track eye movements. These abnormal eye movement patterns are often very quick and short in duration. But with current technology trends, we are able to track the eye movement record, and even send the findings to specialists and medical doctors (when required).
The Treatment of positional vertigo is often a unique treatment for your specific problem. This includes canal positioning techniques, eye tracking desensitization, neck joint mobilization and soft tissue release and muscular proprioception techniques.