Journal article

Vestibular rehabilitation outcomes in patients with and without vestibular migraine

Jessica Vitkovic, Arimbi Winoto, Gary Rance, Richard Dowell, Mark Paine

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2013

Abstract

Vestibular rehabilitation programs do appear to play a beneficial role in the treatment of dizziness in patients with vestibular migraine. Anecdotally, however, patients with vestibular migraine may report persistent significant symptoms at the end of a standard treatment period where other non-migrainous patients are accomplishing their treatment goals. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of vestibular rehabilitation in patients with vestibular migraine compared to patients with vestibular symptoms without migraine. Thirty-six patients (vestibular migraine = 20, vestibular impairment = 16) with significant daily vestibular symptoms received a nine week customiz..

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Grants

Awarded by Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (06/704H). The authors would like to thank the staff at the Vestibular Investigation Unit for their contribution to the collection of patient data, and the manuscript reviewers for their comments.