Among the most loved Alfred Hitchcock movies is Vertigo, a suspenseful mystery about a man who suffers from the condition. One of the most fascinating scenes in movie-making history depicts the character’s mental state during a vertigo episode. This scene, along with the story, makes the movie a classic. Anyone who has the condition understands how debilitating it can be when it interferes with everyday living. (more…)
One of the most common reasons people, both young and old, make a trip to the doctor is due to dizziness, or vertigo. Many people over 40 – at least 40% of the population – have had at least one episode of vertigo. Often, it is a symptom of some minor condition, but it can also signal more significant health issues.
Most people experience benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. This type of vertigo responds well to treatment. While sitting still or lying in bed, suddenly the room begins to feel like it is spinning or you may feel like you are spinning. About 10% of the general population is affected by vertigo with those over 40 more likely to have symptoms. Unfortunately, this problem is often the reason why people over 65 will fall. In fact, vertigo is the underlying reason a senior falls in about 25% of the cases. (more…)
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 (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.
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.
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.