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Vestibular Neuritis / Labrynthitis

Vestibular Neuritis and Labrynthitis treated by The Center for Balance and Dizziness

The Center for Balance and Dizziness Treats Vestibular Neuritis / Labrynthitis for Dizziness and Imbalance

 

Dizziness and/or imbalance symptoms often are a result of a virus or infection that causes inflammation within the inner ear or the inner ear (vestibular) nerve.

Patients complain of vertigo, dizziness, difficulty with balance, and hearing loss.

These infections of the inner ear are mostly viral and do not cause pain as with middle ear infections (around the ear drum).

Symptoms of nerve inflammation and inner ear disorders can range from subtle dizziness to a violent spinning sensation. Patients also complain of:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • vertigo
  • Unable to perform independent activities in and out of the home
  • Unsteadiness and imbalance
  • Difficulty with vision/reading
  • Difficulty concentrating

Vestibular neuritis/Labrynthitis usually happens in two phases; 1. The acute phase when you experience a sudden onset dizziness/vertigo, inability to walk or move. 2. The chronic phase when your symptoms of the acute phase subside but dizziness and balance problems continue.

 

Vestibular Neuritis is primarily characterized by the inflammation of the vestibular nerve, which is responsible for sending balance and head position information from the inner ear to the brain. When this nerve becomes inflamed, typically due to a viral infection, it disrupts the normal flow of sensory information, leading to severe dizziness, vertigo, and balance disturbances.

Labyrinthitis also involves inflammation, but it affects a different part of the inner ear – the labyrinth. The labyrinth includes both the organs of balance (the vestibular system) and hearing (the cochlea). Consequently, Labyrinthitis can cause not only dizziness and balance issues but also hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Symptoms of both conditions may include a sudden onset of intense, often debilitating vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty with balance and gait. These symptoms can be extremely distressing and disorienting for patients, affecting their daily activities and quality of life.

At The Center for Balance and Dizziness, patients with Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis receive a comprehensive evaluation to accurately diagnose their condition. Treatment typically involves vestibular rehabilitation therapy, a specialized form of therapy designed to help the brain adapt to the changes in the vestibular system. This therapy may include exercises to improve balance, gaze stabilization, and overall mobility. In some cases, medications may be used to alleviate symptoms, especially during the acute phase.

The Center’s goal is to not only provide immediate relief from symptoms but also to empower patients with the tools and knowledge to manage their condition and prevent future episodes. By focusing on personalized care and evidence-based treatments, The Center for Balance and Dizziness helps patients navigate the challenges of Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis, restoring their balance and confidence.

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If you're experiencing balance or dizziness issues, contacting The Center for Balance and Dizziness in Cincinnati, OH, can be a crucial step towards improving your health. This specialized center offers expert diagnosis and treatment for balance-related disorders. To get in touch, you can visit their website for detailed information or call their office directly for an appointment. Their experienced team of healthcare professionals provides personalized care, using advanced diagnostic tools and therapy techniques. The center also offers educational resources to help you understand your condition better. Reaching out to them can lead to effective management of your symptoms and a significant improvement in your quality of life.

Phone

Anderson
Phone: 513-231-2700
Fax: 513-231-2666

Blue Ash
Phone: 513-891-0934
Fax: 513-891-1321

 

Address

Anderson
7685 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
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Blue Ash
9402 Towne Square Ave STE C
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
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