What is the efficacy of vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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In a study of patients who presented to the emergency department with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular rehabilitation and medication therapy were shown to be equally efficacious. Of 26 patients, 11 received medications and 15 received vestibular rehabilitation. Two hours after treatment, there was no difference between the two groups regarding the symptoms of nausea or dizziness. Both groups reported a high level of satisfaction, and the length of stay in the ED did not differ between the two groups. [18]


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