Vestibular neuritis (neuronitis) refers to viral or bacterial inflammation of the vestibulocochlear nerve. The Vestibulocochlear nerve is the eighth cranial nerve and transmits information from the vestibular system in the inner ear to the brainstem.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms usually come on suddenly without warning and can be quite disabling. They include:

- Intense, prolonged vertigo and dizziness exacerbated by head movement
- Imbalance and unsteadiness
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty concentrating


Vestibular Neuritis is usually due to viral or occasionally bacterial inflammation of the vestibulocochlear nerve.andnbsp;


Good balance and clear vision rely on the brain receiving consistent messages from the vestibular organs in the left and the right ear. Inflammation affecting the vestibulocochlear nerve on one side can distort this information. This results in the brain receiving inaccurate information about the position and movement of the head.


At Best Balance Physiotherapy we can assess the vestibular ocular reflex and functional balance to help diagnose and treat this condition.

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