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Neuroplasticity for persistent vertigo and tinnitus

Neuroplasticity is your body’s ability to change itself.  This is an essential part of the recovery process for tinnitus and vertigo.  It is not something that a doctor can do for you.  And it is


How to Deal with an Acute Vertigo Episode

Vertigo can be an extremely distressing symptom. The sudden onset of world-turning dizziness and the accompanying nausea, imbalance and loss of function can feel paralyzing and cause great concern. You’re not alone. In fact, nearly


Seasonal Vertigo Sufferers Can Predict Weather Changes

Notice Your Head Spinning When Severe Storms Like Tornados or Hurricanes Spin Your Way? How To Get Help. Severe spring storms, violent tornados and hurricane season are especially difficult for millions suffering from “seasonal vertigo”


Vertigo episodes

I am a healthy 50-year-old woman with no previous history of vertigo or dizziness. I woke up in the middle of the night with the room spinning. I didn’t know what was happening. I turned


Surgical Procedures for Vestibular Dysfunction

When is surgery necessary? When medical treatment isn't effective in controlling vertigo and other symptoms caused by vestibular system dysfunction, surgery may be considered. The type of surgery performed depends upon each individual's diagnosis and


Yoga for Balance

WHAT IS BALANCE? Our sense of balance is a complex interaction between the inner ear, vision, and somatosensory systems (physical cues that tell the brain where the body is in space). Those suffering from vestibular


Dentist’s Guide to the Dizzy Patient

Dental work can often be uncomfortable for a person with a vestibular disorder because of the intense lighting, extended amount of time requiring an open mouth, and adjusting to a reclined chair position. Sometimes people with vestibular disorders perceive that a dentist chair has been reclined beyond horizontal, even if it has not. Also, some people find it uncomfortable to be in the chair as it is lowered and raised. After the procedure, some people with balance disorders find that any residual numbness from the local anesthesia is a bit disorienting. Download this article and bring it to your dentist to educate him/her about your condition and help them make adjustments to accommodate your needs.


Travel Strategies

Some common questions about the effects of travel on people with vestibular dysfunction include:

“Will travel increase symptoms?”
“Should I avoid travel?”
“What is the best form of travel?”
“What can I do to minimize discomfort while traveling?”

Travel conditions that may be problematic for a person with a vestibular disorder include those that involve exposure to rapid altitude or pressure changes, certain motion patterns, or disturbing lighting. Travel decisions that accommodate a person’s vestibular disorder will depend on the type of vestibular disorder, the method of transportation (e.g., train, boat, airplane, automobile), and the conditions and planned activities at the destination.


Ear Anatomy

Anatomy The human inner ear contains two divisions: the hearing (auditory) component—the cochlea, and a balance (vestibular) component—the peripheral vestibular system. Peripheral in this context refers to a system that is outside of the central


8 Steps to Managing Fatigue

People with vestibular disorders commonly report fatigue as one of their symptoms. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to manage your fatigue. Step 1: Understand Fatigue Fatigue is a general term that describes a


Vision Challenges with Vestibular Disorders

Explains the link between the vestibular system and vision, describing the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) in detail with information on evaluation, treatment, and coping strategies. Details the special considerations required for vision correction, including glasses and contact lenses.