If you’re suddenly experiencing balance and dizziness issues, you may have something called Vertigo. Vertigo is a feeling of being imbalanced. You may also be experiencing dizzy spells, having the sensation that you are spinning or the ground is spinning around you.
Vertigo is usually caused by an inner ear problem such as BPPV (calcium particle forming in the canals of your inner ear, Meniere’s disease (buildup of fluid and changing pressure in your ear), or Vestibular neuritis (an infection in the inner ear). You can also experience Vertigo if you have a head or neck injury, stroke or tumor. Some medications can cause ear damage. Migraine headaches can even lead to Vertigo. (more…)
Feelings of uneasiness when walking, wooziness when trying to steady to yourself, sensations of spinning or floating – these are just a few of the symptoms common in balance and dizziness disorders such as vertigo, which are second only to lower back pain in terms of frequency of occurrence for adults. They’re also difficult for medical professionals and sufferers alike to quantify and explain in terms of intensity and frequency. There’s no measure for feeling wobbly, and that can make it hard to treat.
Also, and because of this reason, these symptoms may not seem so serious to those who don’t experience them. But for the many men and women who do live with balance disorders, they can be immobilizing, affecting their ability to simply navigate their day.
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.