Re: Labyrinthitis or Cervical vertigo?
Labyrinthitis typically starts with an immediate attack of violent vertigo. With labyrinthitis, ear pressure, tinnitus, and partial temporary hearing loss are also symptoms. However with Vestibular Neuritis (same thing, but not involving inflamation of the cochlea), vertigo is the only symptom. In cervical vertigo, the onset of symptoms may or may not resemble this same pattern, so it may be a tough judgement call.
An ENG/VNG test can confirm the diagnosis of Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuritis. An xray should be able to help spot any cervical causes of vertigo.
Last edited by bindar; 03-28-2011 at 12:17 AM.