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[19 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Blood pressure, eyes, spine, balance – phew!

Today we are continuing our series about the balance system and how it is should work normally.  In the last post I discussed the vestibular nuclei and how they are controlled by the cerebellum in the base of the brain.  You’ll remember (if not go back and have a quick read), that the cerebellum should control the vestibular nuclei and stop them getting overactive.  Remember that, it’s important.
Now your vestibular nuclei are connected to lots of areas in the brain.  In that base of the brain, the brain stem, they …

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[15 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Introducing – the Vestibular Nuclei!

This is the next in our series about the balance system and how it should work normally.  So far we have talked about the inner ear and how it senses movement, and then we talked about the nerve that runs from the ear to the brain.  Today we are going to talk about the brain stem (the base of the brain), and the first step of where the signals go when they enter the brain.
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, it is important for vertigo and dizziness sufferers to …

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[29 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Balance Parts of the Normal Inner Ear

In my last post I talked about why a brain rehabilitation programme is necessary for anyone who sufferers vertigo or dizziness.  However before we go into that idea much further, a brief series of discussions on the anatomy of the balance system might be a good idea.  If fact it is really vital that vertigo and dizziness sufferers understand what is happening in their bodies, because a thorough understanding of the problem can help remove much of the fear and anxiety that these problems can produce.
Today we are going to …

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[15 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
The need for brain rehabilitation in dizziness and vertigo.

One of our readers asked the question why I had made the assertion that people with balance problems need to undergo a brain rehabilitation programme.  This is a fair question, and I will answer it here.  This post will be more technical than most, but bear with me, it is worth it.

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[26 Feb 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Flying with dizziness and vertigo

Many people with vertigo and dizziness comment to me that flying fills them with dread. Flying is particularly bad for the vertigo and dizziness sufferer for several reasons.   But with a bit of knowledge you can minimize the negative effects.