When a physical condition known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) causes spinning and chaos in a person’s life, the loss of control is can be devastating.
Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition in which a person feels as if the room is spinning or rocking, creating what we tend to call dizziness. Patients with BPPV usually experience vertigo when they turn over in bed, get in or out of bed, look up to a high shelf or put their head back in the shower.
BPPV most frequently occurs when small, micro-sized calcium crystals called otoconia become dislodged from their normal location on the utricle, one of the inner ear sensory organs. These dislodged otoconia provide a false sense of movement, resulting in sensations of spinning, movement, and dizziness. It may also stem from issues with the brain, spinal cord, or inner ear. A head injury, high blood pressure, and certain medications may also cause vertigo.
Various things may cause BPPV, a problem that leaves many people feeling dazed, confused, and debilitated. Others characterize the condition as a rare occurrence that brings mild annoyance. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is the most common of vestibular disorders and the most easily treated. In most patients, it can be cured with a simple physical therapy maneuver.
Our therapists are qualified to provide the care that BPPV sufferers are facing. We will perform a complete evaluation to get to the root of the problem and to ascertain whether BPPV is the culprit. Once identified, our trained professionals will be able to lead our patients through therapy—providing the instructions, exercises, and wisdom necessary to move forward into recovery. Many times patient have complete symptom resolution in as quickly as one or two visits. Remember, your wellness is our goal. Isn’t it time for Vertigo to go? Allow us to help.