Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation for vertigo in those with acute vestibular migraine

Takeaway

  • Study suggests that noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) provides short-term relief of vertigo and headache for those with acute vestibular migraine (VM) but has no effect on persistent perceptual postural dizziness (PPPD).

Why this matters

    Current guidelines for treatment of VM are based on those for migraine headache, but the relationship between headache and vestibular symptoms is inconsistent; this study suggests nVNS may be a suitable treatment option.