Dizziness Among Patients With Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Eva Ekvall Hansson, Nils-Ove MÃ¥nsson, Karin A.M. Ringsberg, Anders HÃ¥kansson

The objective of this study ws to investigate whether vestibular rehabilitation for patients with whiplash-associated disorder and dizziness had any effect on balance measures and self-perceived handicap.  Patients were randomized to an intervention group or a control group. The intervention comprised vestibular rehabilitation. All patients were assessed at baseline, after 6 weeks and after 3 months with 4 different balance measures and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory. After 6 weeks, the intervention group showed statistically significant improvements compared with the control group.  After 3 months, the intervention group showed statistically significant improvements compared with the control group. The authors conclude that vestibular rehabilitation for patients with whiplash-associated disorder can decrease self-perceived handicap and increase postural control.

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 38, Number 6 / November 2006, 387 – 390

View Abstract

Cervical Spine Course

Establish what is fact and fiction when it comes to neck pain. Myth bust the cervical spine with the help of experts and colleagues around the world.

Speak your mind

Your email will not be published.