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Old 07-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default PCS Tension type Headaches Vestibular Therapy

Hi Everyone,
It has been one year since my 3rd concussion July 2013. I have had tension type headaches everyday since. Today I saw a specialist at the Jefferson Concussion Clinic. He recommended I that go to vestibular therapy due to my eye movement, also when we did the exercise where you look at your thumb in front and move your head while keeping your eyes focused, my headaches worsened.

My questions is: Has anyone been treated for headaches with vestibular therapy? How successful was it? From what I have been reading, it looks like this addresses balance issues.

Thank you for your time reading this and hope everyone feels better.

-Chris
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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when I first got sick and they advised that I do it & I didn't and now I regret it. I am thinking of going back for it. I would suggest you do it
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:02 AM   #3
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A new neurologist has suggested this testing be done wondering if anyone has had this test and what to expect - it deals with balance
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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Welcome!

Yes, they attempted to treat me with vestibular therapy.. mine did not take.. I think others have had success though...
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The Start: MVA, t-boned, on 1-12-14 (my sons 5th birthday) and did not think anything of it.. my back hurt on site but everything else seemed ok. Lost about 10-12 hours from about 3 hours after the accident to the next day...Experienced terrible brain fog for over a month, plus intense headaches, nausea, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, disorientation, no short term memory, depression and just an overall hangover feeling daily.

Current Situation: I'm about 7 months in and my local neurologist has waived her white flag and therefore I am headed to Dallas to be seen (I have family there). The headaches are still daily. I have nausea, dizziness as well.

Drugs I have been on- Vicodin (off), Naproxen (off), proanolol (off), topamax (off), cataflam (off), Midrin (off), Flexeril (off) and now Namenda XR (off), Nortrptylin (off), Verapamil (off)

Therapy- Osteopath, Vestibular and balance therapy, fuzion/soft tissue massage, acupuncture

Drs- ER (no help), GP, Chiropractor, Neurologist and Osteopath
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:16 AM   #5
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Im going to be starting vestibular therapy soon. After 9 months of nonstop migraines and loss of balance im hoping this helps.

Not really sure what its like though or what you do. Anyone have any insight?
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:09 PM   #6
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Im going to be starting vestibular therapy soon. After 9 months of nonstop migraines and loss of balance im hoping this helps.

Not really sure what its like though or what you do. Anyone have any insight?
I think that the vestibular therapy will help you with the balance issues... I did a lot of work with dots and shaking my head and then some work with focusing while on a balance board of sorts.. they also did a lot of eply maneuvers on me to make sure that I did not have the crystal build up...
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The Start: MVA, t-boned, on 1-12-14 (my sons 5th birthday) and did not think anything of it.. my back hurt on site but everything else seemed ok. Lost about 10-12 hours from about 3 hours after the accident to the next day...Experienced terrible brain fog for over a month, plus intense headaches, nausea, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, disorientation, no short term memory, depression and just an overall hangover feeling daily.

Current Situation: I'm about 7 months in and my local neurologist has waived her white flag and therefore I am headed to Dallas to be seen (I have family there). The headaches are still daily. I have nausea, dizziness as well.

Drugs I have been on- Vicodin (off), Naproxen (off), proanolol (off), topamax (off), cataflam (off), Midrin (off), Flexeril (off) and now Namenda XR (off), Nortrptylin (off), Verapamil (off)

Therapy- Osteopath, Vestibular and balance therapy, fuzion/soft tissue massage, acupuncture

Drs- ER (no help), GP, Chiropractor, Neurologist and Osteopath
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A new neurologist has suggested this testing be done wondering if anyone has had this test and what to expect - it deals with balance
I had the test. it is a good test. harmless test but it will indicate if you have vertigo or not or eye and balance issues and it will tell what pats of the brain are indicated in the problem
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Mark's right, I had the test then went in to therapy which really helped, seemed I couldn't even walk in a straight line.

My vestibular therapist was great but I also went to another therapist for eye problems.

Had severe headaches at that time too which improved but are now back and I now have migraines.

The vestibular therapist checked my balance, walking, eyes...did different tests with the eyes.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:47 PM   #9
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What test did you guys take?

The only tests I took before being told I needed it was follow pen/light (told I was blinking a lot and slow)

Then walk a straight line and stand on foam board.


So what exactly goes on in vestibular therapy?
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vng testing...look it up, I took it and it is a good test for determining certain things about your vestibular system.
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