Vestibular dysfunction is a problem within the inner ear or brain affecting the way your brain interprets your balance systems. It can be central or peripheral.
Vestibular dysfunction can be caused by infection, head injury, or disease. There are many vestibular disorders that can be affected by environmental factors.
The most common vestibular disorders are benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, (BPPV), Meniere’s Disease, and Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis. Less common vestibular disorders include acoustic neuroma, superior canal dehiscence, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, mal de debarquement, and head trauma causing vestibular dysfunction. This does not complete the list of vestibular dysfunction disorders as there are many.
No. BPPV is displaced calcium crystals within your inner ear. It is typical to have intense but brief episodes of spinning upon certain head movements. The treatment for BPPV is repositioning the crystals within the inner ear through repositioning maneuvers.
VIZSTIM was created to improve vestibular dysfunction with at home exercises. This can be started with a healthcare provider or within the comfort of your home.
The top treatment of choice for vestibular dysfunction is rehabilitation by a physical therapist with special training in vestibular rehabilitation. Physical therapy works to recalibrate the imbalance of information that the brain receives thus reducing symptoms. The therapy will include home exercises that must be done daily to promote recovery. This can now be done at home with VIZSTIM’s vestibular dysfunction kit.
Yes. Any healthcare professional can purchase and use VIZSTIM in their practice to better treat vestibular dysfunction. They can then give you individualized changes to use your kit at home.
That depends. These exercises were created to be an easily done at home but if it makes you feel more comfortable then you may work with your physical therapist to get started and have them customize your homework of using the kit.