Vestibular neuritis occurs as a result of viral infection of the vestibular nerve. Vestibular nerve is a part of cranial nerve that that helps to transmit information from the inner to the brain. The nerve helps with our equilibrium as we go about our daily activities. Our balance is compromise when this nerve is damage either due to infection or trauma. Labyrinthitis is the combination of hearing and vestibular neuritis symptoms.
The symptoms of these clinical conditions include dizziness/vertigo, loss of balance, nausea. Patient with these conditions will need to see their Doctor for evaluation. Your Doctor may order some tests to determine the cause of the problem. Vestibular rehab is an important part of your recovery and your Doctor will recommend this for you. You may also ask your Doctor for a referral to see a Therapist who has training in vestibular rehab.