Do you ever feel dizzy or feel as though the room is spinning, swaying, or moving? This sensation can be caused by Vertigo. Vertigo is a common condition affecting the inner ear and can lead to the inability to complete the simplest of daily tasks. Benign paraoxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. In fact, vestibular problem affect over 35% of people age 40 years and older. Many people with this problem often are unaware on how easy it is to treat.
What is BPPV?
The inner ear is made up of a vestibular labyrinth. This includes three fluid filled semicircular canals that sense rotation of the head and the otolith organs called the utricle and saccule which monitor the head movements (up/down, right/left, back/forth) and the head’s position related to gravity. The otolith organs contain tiny crystals that can become dislodged and move into the semicircular canals. The semicircular canals then become sensitive to changes in head position that they would normally not respond to. This causes dizziness.
Symptoms of Vertigo and BPPV
The signs and symptoms of vertigo and BPPV include:
- Imbalance or unsteadiness
- Feeling of the room spinning (vertigo)
- Difficulty concentrating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Visual problems
These symptoms can and go, usually last less than a minute and are brought on by activities that result in changes in head position.
Symptoms You Should Not Ignore
If your vertigo is accompanied by any of the following, you should consult with you doctor immediately as these may suggest another more serious problem;
- Loss of hearing
- Fever higher than 101 F
- Loss of vision
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness, tingling, or leg/arm weakness
- Difficulty talking
Safety Tips for Vertigo Relief:
There are several do’s and don’ts you should follow if you suffer from vertigo (BPPV).
*Do move slowly when changing positions from sit to stand or from lying down to sitting up.
*Do sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes upon sitting up.
*Do not start walking if you are dizzy upon standing up.
*Do sit or stand up slowly to reduce sudden changes in blood flow in the head which can cause feelings of light headedness and contribute to a drop in blood pressure with a change in position (orthstatic hypertension
The right treatment can completely eliminate symptoms of vertigo, BPPV, and dizziness. Our therapists are trained in specialized positioning exercises to reposition the dislodged crytstals. We can usually completely eliminate the symptoms associated with BPPV after only a few visits! You or your family member do not need to suffer any longer. You can find fact acting relief. There is a quick, painless, and affordable solution (we accept most health insurances).
Call us now at 1-808.333.3688 to find out if you are a candidate for our revolutionary balance treatment.