My wife has been habving permanent vertigo for over a year now.She has seen some doctors,and gone through different vestibular therapy but she still has the same dizziness o vertigo.We read that there is an operation of the 8th nerve in which the nerve that controls the balance of the body is cut .Has anyone heard about this?Please explain to me.Do you know a way to get rid of this vertigo?Thank you.Please serious answer.
Vertigo related to the vestibular nerve may be caused by:
* Inflammation (neuronitis)
* Nerve compression (usually a noncancerous tumor such as a meningioma or schwannoma)
Vertigo secondary to disorders of the inner ear or 8th cranial nerve is considered peripheral vertigo, whereas vertigo secondary to disorders of the vestibular nuclei and their pathways in the brain stem and cerebellum is considered central vertigo.
In rare situations in which the canalith repositioning procedure isn’t effective, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure in which a bone plug is used to block the portion of your inner ear that’s causing dizziness. The plug prevents the semicircular canal in your ear canal from being able to respond to particle movements or head movements in general. This success rate for canal plugging surgery is about 90 percent. Less than 5 percent of people who undergo this procedure experience long-term hearing loss.
Surgical treatments, such as a semi-circular canal occlusion, do exist for BPPV but carry the same risk as any neurosurgical procedure. Surgery is reserved for severe and persistent cases which fail particle repositioning and medical therapy.
Consult a Neurologist or ENT Specialist.