The Status of Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Patients
with Cervical Discopathy and Different Types of Vertigo
Objective: This research study aims to assess the status of cervical
vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP) in patients diagnosed with
cervical discopathy and experiencing different types of vertigo.
Cervical discopathy is a common condition characterized by disc
degeneration and herniation in the cervical spine. Vertigo, a symptom of
vestibular dysfunction, can be caused by various factors including
cervical discopathy. However, the relationship between cervical
discopathy and different types of vertigo remains unclear. Design: The
study will recruit a sample of patients diagnosed with cervical
discopathy, and presenting with different types of vertigo. The cVEMP
test will be conducted to evaluate the vestibular function specifically
related to the cervical disc status. The cVEMP test involves measuring
the muscular responses of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in response to
auditory stimuli. Result: The primary outcomes of this study include the
assessment of cVEMP parameters such as peak-to-peak amplitudes and
latencies in patients with cervical discopathy and various types of
vertigo. These parameters will be compared with a control group of
individuals without cervical discopathy or vertigo. Additionally, the
study will explore potential correlations between cVEMP findings and
clinical symptoms and characteristics related to cervical discopathy.
Conclusion: The results of this research will provide valuable insights
into the vestibular function associated with cervical discopathy and
different types of vertigo. The findings may contribute to the
understanding of the pathophysiology of vertigo in patients with
cervical discopathy and help develop targeted management strategies.
Ultimately, this study aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of
patients experiencing vertigo associated with cervical spine disorders.