Vestibular Neuritis Specialist in London

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Vestibular Neuritis Specialist in Harley Street, London

The vestibulocochlear nerve from the inner ear sends positional information to the brain that assists in balance. Vestibular neuritis is a condition that causes the vestibular part of the nerve to become inflamed. When this happens the normal flow of positional information to the brain is disrupted resulting in acute severe vertigo, dizziness, and a general loss of physical stability. A Vestibular Neuritis Specialist in Harley Street, London can help you mitigate the worst symptoms of this disorder and regain control over your body.

The pathology of vestibular neuritis

Vestibular neuritis affects thousands of UK citizens and is the 3rd leading cause of peripheral vertigo. The condition typically progresses from the acute phase to the chronic phase, with each phase manifesting slightly different symptoms. During the acute phase, the person will typically experience some or all of the following:

  • Intense dizziness
  • Sudden attacks of severe vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Potentially disabling balance issues
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nystagmus, (involuntary eye movements)

Once vestibular neuritis progresses to the chronic phase symptoms will typically lessen in severity and include: 

  • Mild to moderate dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Mild balance issues
  • Mild motion sensitivity
  • Anxiety


Treatment for vestibular neuritis can take various forms. And while there is no single “cure” for the condition, the prognosis for a full recovery is often good. It’s usually a matter of finding the right combination of therapies. 

The Vestibular Neuritis Specialist in Harley Street, London uses a variety of methods to mitigate symptoms including medications and exercises. Medications typically include:

  • Anti-nausea drugs
  • Anti-dizziness drugs
  • Anti-inflammatories

Vestibular neuritis exercises are typically recommended if the condition persists for longer than a few weeks. The ultimate goal of physical therapy for vestibular neuritis is to retrain the brain to accept changing environmental conditions in order to fend off physical instability. Treatment of associated conditions such as BPPV or vestibular migraine can help with recovery.

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Vestibular Neuritis Specialist in Harley Street, London

If left untreated vestibular neuritis can greatly disrupt a person’s quality of life. A Vestibular Neuritis Specialist in Harley Street, London can help mitigate symptoms of vestibular neuritis so that you can go about your normal routine until the condition clears. To book an appointment at Harley Street AVM call (+44) 020 3480 9630, or write to:


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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.

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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: