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Wallenberg Syndrome

What is Wallenberg Syndrome?

It is a rare condition in which an infarction, or stroke, occurs in the lateral medulla, a part of the brain stem.

What are the causes of Wallenberg syndrome?

The cause of this condition isn’t clear.

Can physiotherapy help people with Wallenberg syndrome?

Yes. Physiotherapy can play an essential role in helping those with Wallenberg Syndrome regain their functional independence and reintegrate into their communities.

What are the symptoms of Wallenberg syndrome?

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Hoarseness

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Hiccups

  • Rapid eye movements, or nystagmus

  • A decrease in sweating

  • Problems with body temperature sensation

  • Dizziness

  • Difficulty walking

  • Some may experience paralysis or numbness on one side of the body

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