Two cases of chronic dizziness treated by vestibular rehabilitation together with the transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation

Fumiyuki Goto, Miki Arai, Keitaro Toshikuni, Makoto Hosoya, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Nobuko Yamamoto, Shujiro Minami, Tatsuo Matusnaga, Koichi Tsunoda, Tatsuya Mima, Satoko Koganemaru

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Abstract

We have conducted vestibular rehabilitation with tcDCS (Transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation). The patients received a program of vestibular rehabilitation. The tcDCS was applied over the cerebellum for 20 minutes with 2 mA of electrical intensity during vestibular rehabilitation for 5 consecutive days. The patients kept doing the program three times a day for a month after that. The subjective and objective evaluations were conducted. No adverse effect was recorded. After the treatment. the improvements were observed. The possible benefit of vestibular rehabilitation with tcDCS was confirmed. Further studies should be required to confirm the effect of this treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-475
Number of pages2
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan)
Volume89
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Goto, F., Arai, M., Toshikuni, K., Hosoya, M., Wakabayashi, T., Yamamoto, N., Minami, S., Matusnaga, T., Tsunoda, K., Mima, T., & Koganemaru, S. (2017). Two cases of chronic dizziness treated by vestibular rehabilitation together with the transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan), 89(6), 474-475.