The vagus nerve is a long, paired nerve that runs from the brainstem down to the abdomen, and is involved in controlling many important functions in the body, including heart rate, digestion, and immune system response. Inflammation of the vagus nerve, also known as vagal neuritis, is a rare condition that can cause a range of symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and dizziness. It can also cause heart palpitations, nausea, and other digestive problems. In some cases, vagal neuritis may be triggered by an infection or other underlying medical condition, but the exact cause is often unknown. Treatment for vagal neuritis may includeNeural therapy to reduce inflammation and control symptoms, as well as prolotherapy and other rehabilitation techniques. It is important to call Dr. Philipose in Oklahoma City if you experience any unusual or persistent symptoms that may be related to the vagus nerve.