A rehabilitation method; patients with vertigo due to peripheral vestibular disease

Akito Fujino, Kohji Tokumasu, Akihiro Matsuoka, Kentaro Nitta, Kazunori Yagi, Satoshi Yoshio, Masatoshi Hirayama, Hideaki Naganuma, Isao Hoshino, Kazuyoshi Goto

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Abstract

Vestibular stimulation is a popular clinical treatment for enhancing the acquisition of central compensation in patients with unilateral vestibular disturbance, but whether visual and proprioceptive stimulation can also influence recovery from vertigo is not known. A new exercise combining vestibular, visual and proprioceptive stimulation is described, and the reasons that human equilibrium is supported by such a multi-channeled system are discussed. Repeated application of this exercise in five patients with vestibular neuronitis showed good results in this preliminary study. Dysequilibrium and dizziness during head and body movement were usually prolonged at the start of rehabilitation. However, the mean time course for relief of both subjective and objective disturbances was shorter in the five trained than in nine untrained patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-331
Number of pages7
JournalEquilibrium Research
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

Keywords

  • effects of training
  • peripheral vestibular origin
  • rehabilitation method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Clinical Neurology

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