Beginning Low Pressure Pulse Therapy

Low pulse pressure therapy is a treatment option for Ménière’s disease symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. Once you and your doctor decide that low pressure pulse therapy is right for your Ménière’s disease, these are the steps you’ll usually follow to begin.

Before You Begin Low Pressure Pulse Therapy

A tiny vent tube allows the low pressure pulses to reach the middle ear and influence the fluid of the inner ear.

A tiny vent tube allows the low pressure pulses to reach the middle ear and influence the fluid of the inner ear.

A tiny vent tube allows the low pressure pulses to reach the middle ear and influence the fluid of the inner ear.

Your doctor will write a prescription for low pressure pulse therapy so you can order your device. You’ll also have a ventilation tube (vent tube) inserted in the eardrum of the affected ear in a short surgical procedure. The procedure is called a myringotomy.

Typical Treatment Schedule

The low pressure pulse device is generally easy to use. Once your doctor shows you how it works, you’ll usually be able to perform your treatments yourself.

Doctors usually prescribe 3 treatments a day. Each treatment may take about 5 minutes, and the device will let you know when the treatment is finished.

After You Begin Low Pressure Pulse Therapy

Follow your prescribed treatment schedule as prescribed by your doctor. Some patients may experience a decrease in the intensity or frequency of their vertigo attacks after 5-6 weeks. However, it may take longer than that for some patients and less for others. For questions pertaining to your specific condition, please consult your doctor.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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