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…)
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a type of vertigo that is caused by a problem in the inner ear. Symptoms of BPPV are the feeling that you are spinning and/or that the world is spinning around you. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are a provider of comprehensive physical and rehabilitation therapy with specialists who are specifically trained to help patients with balance and dizziness disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. We understand how debilitating feelings of dizziness and spinning can be, affecting all areas of your life at any point during the day. By helping patients find relief from BPPV, we help them better function during the day – ultimately gaining a better quality of life.
Inside the inner ear, calcium stones are present to help you keep your balance. These stones are designed to move around when you turn or move your head, but inflammation or infection can stop these stones from moving. When the stones do not move with your own movement, the brain receives a false signal and causes vertigo. The feeling of dizziness is much more than the “light headed’ feeling that sometimes occurs when you stand up quickly. BPPV can be bad enough that it makes you feel nauseous and vomit, and also finding it hard to stand or walk without falling over. These severe symptoms can drastically affect your life, especially if you care for young children who need to be picked up, or if you are involved in a sporting even that requires quick, constant movement. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we deliver rehabilitation therapy that is specific to patients who suffer from BPPV.
Almost everyone has experienced a dizziness sensation. From children spinning to adults getting up from a seated position too fast, dizziness is a semi-common occurrence. However, for some the experience of dizziness is not just a passing, once in a while occurrence. Vertigo is a feeling that a person or his or her surroundings are moving when actually there is no movement at all. People often feel that they are off balance, whirling, tilting, or falling. For people who experience severe vertigo they may feel very nauseated, have trouble walking or standing, lose their balance, and fall.