Functional neurology shows promise in the treatment of post-Covid 19 vestibular and neurological symptoms
As early as 2019, the Mayo Clinic began reporting that people, even those who had experienced relatively mild Covid-19 symptoms, suffered what was called “long Covid” or “post-Covid-19 syndrome.” Researchers noted the onset of vestibular symptoms such as vertigo that hadn’t been present during the initial infection.
In 2020, the Journal of Neurological Sciences published further research identifying Post-Covid 19 Neurological Syndrome (PCNS), noting symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and even symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They also noted that because the pandemic was still ongoing, it was too early to know the full effects of PCNS.
In a 2021 article in The International Journal of Audiology, researchers pointed to reports of vestibular symptoms associated with Covid-19 but noted more research would be necessary to fully understand the scope of these symptoms.
So while we don’t have a complete picture of the scope of these occurrences, we do know that therapies proven effective in treating vestibular and neurological symptoms caused by other disorders and injuries can also be effective in treating these symptoms caused by Covid-19.
Our team at Neurohealth Services in Indianapolis has treated a number of patients still experiencing neurological and vestibular effects of Covid-19. Because we specialize in treating patients who’ve been unable to find relief elsewhere, we have experience using advanced diagnostic tools to uncover metabolic, immune, and psychological factors that may be hindering recovery.
Our neurorehabilitation therapies designed to target specific areas of the brain to stimulate cell repair and regrowth, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation have shown to be effective in patients experiencing PCNS.
If you’re experiencing long-term symptoms related to Covid-19 such as dizziness, insomnia, confusion, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, or depression, call us at (317) 848-6000 to learn more about the treatment options that are available.