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What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a condition caused primarily by issues with the inner ear, but may also be associated with migraines, head or neck injuries, brain issues like stroke, or certain medications. Vertigo causes a sensation of unbalance and dizziness. Other symptoms of vertigo include headaches, nausea & vomiting, abnormal eye movements, and ringing in the ears.

Feelings of dizziness may include the following:

  • Feelings of unsteadiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Fullness in ears
  • Sensations of moving
  • Vertigo/Spinning

BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. It is a problem with the inner ear that, when in a particular position, sends false signals to the brain which create disequilibrium. BPPV is not a life-threatening condition in the majority of cases, but there may be risk of falling so it should be addressed. BPPV can be treated with vestibular rehabilitation at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation in Lacey, Wall, and Shrewsbury, NJ.

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Vertigo Treatment

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that strengthens the vestibular system, which is responsible for balance, spatial orientation, and movement of the body. Issues with the vestibular system and inner ear may also lead to difficulty concentrating and fatigue. Through the exercises incorporated in vestibular rehabilitation, the brain learns to use the senses to compensate for the balance issues.

Patients who typically can benefit from vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness, and migraines. Other candidates are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.

At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, our physical therapists will conduct an evaluation of your condition to determine what would be the most successful treatment plan customized to you.

If you are in need of vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo, please schedule an appointment in one of our facilities. Please call (732) 365-0301 to reach our Shrewsbury, Wall, or Lacey locations.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
732-365-4160

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719
732-365-0101

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
732-365-0440

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-365-0149