Vestibular Migraine Treatment in London

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There are several different kinds of migraines including those that produce a headache and those that do not. Vestibular migraine does not produce an aura but instead manifests as dizziness, vertigo or balance problems. In some cases it can also result in a  headache. Vestibular migraines can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, although some have been known to linger for several days. Harley Street AVM offer vestibular migraine treatment in Harley Street, London for those seeking relief from this vexing condition.

About Audiovestibular Medicine (AVM)

Vestibular migraine got its name from the fact that it affects the connections between the brain and the inner ear – often referred to as the vestibular system – which controls balance. Those afflicted with vestibular migraines typically experience one or more of the following symptoms:

Dizziness lasting from a few minutes to a few days.

  • Problems with their balance.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Disorientation or confusion.
  • Motion sensitivity.
  • Heightened sensitivity to sound.
  • Being unstable on their feet.
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Vestibular Migraine Causes

Researchers have not yet nailed down the exact cause of vestibular migraines. Some medical experts believe it results from nerve cells in the brain misfiring or not communicating properly. Others suspect it may be a degenerative stage of migraine pathology. That is, a person may experience other migraine symptoms for years before they begin to experience dizziness and loss of balance.

Vestibular Migraine Diagnosis

There is no established test for vestibular migraine. Diagnosis requires detailed assessment by a specialist and a range of hearing and vestibular tests.. If a person states they have experienced one or more of the following they may have vestibular migraines:

  • At least 5 episodes of vertigo that lasted several minutes each.
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound.
  • A one-sided or pulsing type of headache.
  • Repeated episodes of dizziness.


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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a public body of the Department of Health and Social Care established to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.

CQC registration is a marker for standards of care. It is a mandatory requirement of all organisations which provide vestibular care or diagnostics.

Harley Street Audiovestibular Clinic is fully registered and compliant with all the stringent CQC requirements, ensuring you care is in the best possible hands.

About Audiovestibular Medicine (AVM)

Vestibular migraines are a particularly vexing condition that can make it difficult for a person to conduct their day-to-day business. Obtaining relief from the most significant symptoms is of paramount importance. For accurate vestibular migraine diagnosis and expert treatment contact Harley Street AVM by calling 020 3480 9630 or writing us at: