Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
versión impresa ISSN 0004-282X
PAVAN, Karina et al. Vestibular rehabilitation in patients with relapsing- remitting multiple sclerosis. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.2A, pp. 332-335. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2007000200027.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating, inflammatory illness, that attack the white matter of the central nervous system, and abnormal vestibular sensations (vertigo, disequilibrium) are frequent. The vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is determined by mechanisms of adaptations, neural substitutions and compensations. This study evaluated the improvement of the central or peripheral vertigo in patients with relapsing-remitting MS submitted to the VR (exercises of Cawthorne-Cooksey), through the scale of Berg and Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI). In this sample of 4 cases the VR, carried through in a period of 2 months, demonstrated the improvement in 3 patients according to the Berg scale and in 2 patients considering that of the DHI.
Palabras llave : multiple sclerosis; vertigo; rehabilitation.