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Vestibular rehab therapy opinions...
« on: December 31, 2018, 11:40:52 am »
Does it help a lot or just minimally?  How many visits over how many weeks does it take to make a difference?

Anybody have issues with insurance rejecting the claim for it because they filed it under something other than "unsteady on feet" - ??
March 1, 2018 - Hearing loss left side, acute vertigo
March 2, 2018 - MRI show 13 x 7 mm AN (probably growing)
May 2018 - ENT/audiologist indicate 100% hearing loss on left side is permanent
June 29, 2018 -  GK at Wake Forest in NC
Dec.2018 -  follow-up MRI shows zero growth


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Re: Vestibular rehab therapy opinions...
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 12:44:39 pm »
Vestibular therapy was the best thing that helped me after surgery.
Started right away in the hospital, continued in a rehab facility, and
at home.  When I could drive, I went twice a week.  About five months
total for me.  My recovery was not as easy as others but the therapy
definitely helped.


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Re: Vestibular rehab therapy opinions...
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 08:14:54 pm »
I also found it immensely valuable. Went 2x/week for 2 months - although the PT mentioned it usually takes longer (everyone is different!). The most important is to ensure your PT specializes in vestibular schwannomas, and can treat all aspects including vision, balance and how to resocialize / go back to work with a brain that is healing + hearing changes.
Vestibular schwannoma, 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Surgery 8/12/18 @ UNC Chapel Hill
Removal of rt auditory and balance nerves + 98% of tumor after 10.5 hours of surgery, which is a good thing!