Vertigo is a kind of dizziness accompanied with the perception of a (spinning) motion. The main symptoms associated with vertigo are nausea, vomiting and balance disturbances, resulting in falling, difficulties standing and/or walking.
Sometimes this feeling lasts for a few seconds and is hardly noticed, in other situations the spinning sensation can be so strong that an uncomfortable loss of balance is experienced. In the case of severe vertigo, the symptoms reoccur constantly and can last even for a few days, impacting daily life negatively.
The cause of vertigo is often contributed to dysfunction of the vestibular system; the sensory system, also called the balance mechanisms, which is located in the inner ear and influences movement and the sense of balance. However, vertigo is related to problems in certain areas of the brain as well.
Depending on the dysfunction and brain area causing vertigo, additional symptoms can occur as well:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty speaking
- A lowered level of consciousness
- Hearing loss
- High temperature
- Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
- Hearing loss
Neurofeedback training is a natural and effective method to help you with Vertigo caused by brain injury, but also when there is no structural cause for the symptoms experienced.
With Neurofeedback auditory processing can be improved and the brain can be trained to stabilise dizziness and headache without side effects.
In this 2002 study was published that demonstrated the successful treatment of vertigo with Neurofeedback. The study included assessment of brain waves before and after treatment, and showed changes in the areas of the brain associated with vertigo. These changes were still present 12 months after Neurofeedback treatment: Weiler, E. W., et al. “Neurofeedback and quantitative electroencephalography.” The international tinnitus journal 8.2 (2002): 87.
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