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Vertigo

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Symptom: Sensation of spinning or whirling that may be associated with nausea

Vertigo may be caused by inflammation or damage in the brainstem or vestibular system.  Vertigo may also be associated with a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)-like condition is also possible (Russo et al., 2018)

Treatment:

  • Referral to OT for vestibular rehabilitation
  • New onset of veritgo- high-dose corticosteroids
  • Meclizine

Psychosocial Implication

  • Interference with usual activities of daily living

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