Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
September 18, 2014
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the most common causes of vertigo – which is the sudden sensation of spinning or that the inside of the head is spinning. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by episodes of mild to intense dizziness typically triggered by specific changes in the position of the head. BPPV can be a bothersome problem and can increase a person’s chance of falling. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer effective treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo so that patients can regain their sense of balance and to learn coping mechanisms.
There are specific tell tale signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: dizziness, a sense that the person or the surroundings are spinning, light headedness, unsteadiness, a loss of balance, nausea (which can include vomiting), and blurred vision. The signs of BPPV can come and go. Many episodes last a minute or less, and often there are weeks or months between when episodes can occur. There are different activities that can bring about the signs and symptoms of BPPV, and they can vary from person to person. However, they are almost always brought on by a change in the position of the head.
The vestibular experts at Sovereign Rehabilitation are specially trained to provide rehabilitation therapy for patients who suffer from BPPV. Our therapists use rehabilitation programs designed to resolve disequilibrium and dizziness symptoms with gradual reeducation and reintegration.
If you are suffering from BPPV, please contact Sovereign Rehabilitation so that you can schedule an appointment and start treatment right away.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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