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Research in Vestibular Science 2016;15(1): 1-4.
양측성 전정기능 저하를 가진 환자에서의 전정재활치료
, 박현우1, 안성기2,3
1마산의료원 이비인후과, 2경상대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실, 3건강과학연구원
Vestibular Rehabilitation for Patient with Bilateral Peripheral Vestibular Deficit
Hyun Woo Park, Seong Ki Ahn
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Masan Medical Center, Masan, Korea.
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. skahn@gnu.ac.kr
3Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
Bilateral vestibular deficit affects far fewer patients than unilateral deficit, and thus has been understudied. When bilateral vestibular organs are injured, loss of input of vestibulo-ocular and vestibulo-spinal reflex that normally stabilize the eyes and body, affected patients suffer blurred vision during head movement, postural instability, and disequilibrium. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based treatment program designed to promote vestibular adaptation and substitution. The rationale for the exercises, which originated from the observation that patients who were active recovered faster, was based on the supposition that the head movements that provoke the patient’s dizziness play an important role in hastening the recovery process. Here the author reviews the clinical manifestation and treatment of bilateral vestibular deficit that include vestibular rehabilitation therapy and vestibular device that studied today.
Keywords: Vertigo; Vestibular disease; Rehabilitation
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