Vestibular Disorders go undiagnosed/ unrecognised/untreated in patients with head injury
Vestibular Physiotherapy is an effective treatment method which helps to reduce dizziness, improve balance and independence in head injury patients with vestibular disorders
DizzyCare Clinic offers high quality, evidence-based individualised vestibular physiotherapy for head injury patients with vestibular disorders
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“Undiagnosed vestibular problems in patients with Head Injuries” Head and neck injury can cause peripheral or central vestibular system or both. Vestibular symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, unsteadiness, nausea, and vomiting are common following head trauma (40%-60%) but vestibular disorders remain undiagnosed thereby untreated in the majority of patients with head trauma.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common types of peripheral vestibular disorder following a head trauma. Patients with BPPV will experience short episodes of vertigo provoked by positional changes such as lying down and turning over in bed.
Another common peripheral vestibular problem is vestibular hypofunction. Trauma to the head could damage the vestibular system, vestibular nerve connection or both due to the concussion leading to unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction. Patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction will experience constant dizziness, unsteadiness, and fear of falling
Conventional investigations such as MRI and CT are not useful to diagnose a BPPV and vestibular hypofunction; however this life-altering conditions can be correctly diagnosed and successfully treated by vestibular rehabilitation
We will be happy to assess and treat your clients with dizziness, vertigo and unsteadiness following a head trauma