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Vestibular migraines are a very common cause of vertigo or dizziness symptoms.

With this condition, patients suffer from migraines combined with vestibular symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo and nausea. However, migraines and the vestibular symptoms do not have to happen simultaneously

There is not much evidence about why it happens but there are lots of things we can do to prevent them.


One of the key management strategies are the behavioral changes: trying to find what the triggers are and avoid them:
-Aged or ripened cheeses
-Food containing MSG
-Processed meats
-Dark alcohol (red wine, whiskey, port, scotch, etc)
-Chocolate, cocoa
-Coffee, tea, cola
-Hormonal fluctuations
-Sleep disturbances
Vestibular migraines can also be treated with migraine preventive medication (beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers) or abortive medications (to stop the symptoms once the migraine has started). For more information about this, please refer to your GP or Neurologist.
Physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation has an important role in patients who also have alterations in their oculomotor system, suffer from motion sensitivity, gait or balance problems, and neck pain or cervicogenic headaches.
Our Physio Clara has a particular interest in vestibular rehabilitation and has been specially trained in this type of condition.
You can find further information or book online here or give us a call on 07 42319777.

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