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…)
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.