Vestibular problems resulting in; vertigo, dyslexia, balance disorders and postural disorganization, can respond well to treatment. Dr. Marc Lamantia is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and other balance disorders. Our facilities are equipped with Video Infrared Electronystagmography (VNG); sophisticated diagnostic equipment to evaluate vestibular imbalances. Dr. Lamantia is an expert in the evaluation of vestibular testing, and will customize a treatment program based directly on your vestibular testing results. This is unique and often can be the difference between effective and ineffective treatment. Contact our offices to discuss your case. Below are so terms you may not be familiar with;
Vestibulo-Ocular Dysfunction: Research has linked vestibular and oculomotor dysfunction with dizziness, dyslexia, anxiety and Scoliosis. Hypoplasia of the brainstem may be an underlying cause when both scoliosis and ocular gaze palsy is present. MRI can be helpful in this diagnosis.
Vestibulo-Spinal Dysfunction: The Vestibular influence on lumbar spine and lower limb muscles have been found to be asymmetrical in patients with scoliosis and balance disorders. Appropriate evaluation can lead to functional rehabilitation and resolution of your problem.
Vestibular and Oculomotor Testing: Video Electronystagmography is the gold standard for evaluating vestibular and oculomotor function. Studies show well planned vestibular rehabilitation can effectively reduce vestibulo-ocular and vestibulo-spinal dysfunction. Dr. Lamantia has performed thousands of these proceedures and is considered a leader in his profession.
Vestibular Rehabilitation for Patients with Scoliosis: Postural habits of head tilt and asymmetric activation of muscles during movement can exacerbate scoliosis, and interfere with non-surgical reduction of scoliosis. Normal vestibular function is necessary to re-educate muscle recruitment patterns. Vestibular rehabilitation can be prescribed following a complete neurological evaluation including VNG and other clinical testing.