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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Robert W. Baloh, Vicente Honrubia and Kevin A. Kerber

in Baloh and Honrubia's Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System, Fourth Edition

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195387834
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195387834.003.0020

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Vestibular Rehabilitation

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When the vestibular system has been permanently damaged, the initial state of imbalance at the level of the brainstem nuclei results in acute vertigo (see Pathophysiology of vestibular symptoms in Chapter 1). Gradually, the patient adapts to this imbalance through a process of compensation that requires intact vision and depth perception, normal proprioception in the neck and limbs, and intact sensation in the lower extremities. Central pathways are also integral to compensation, and damage to these areas results in less effective recovery.

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Subjects: Neurology

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