A 32-year-old female presented with chronic, recurring vertigo that began 6 years prior. The patient noted 5-6 episodes of vertigo per year that would last 1-2 days. She stated that each episode would leave her bedridden and unable to work.
Examination and Diagnosis
A neurological examination revealed central vestibular dysfunction.
The patient was initially treated 15 times – 3 times per week for 5 weeks. Visits included eye movement therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, neuromodulation to the hypoglossal and trigeminal nerves, and chiropractic adjustments. Continued maintenance care occurred every 4-6 weeks, and included neuromodulation, chiropractic adjustments, at home eye exercises and stress management.
During the initial phase of treatment the patient went 8 months without having a vertiginous episode. The intensity, frequency, and duration of future episodes were lessened. The patient is now in complete remission of chronic vertigo.
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