Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Treated with Epley's Maneuver
Are you or a loved one suffering from vertigo, a sudden uneasy and spinning sensation that often happens with head movement? Individuals suffering from a condition called benign positional vertigo, or BPPV, may experience this dizziness along with nausea, vomiting, loss of hearing and a disturbance in balance. Sometimes even vision can be affected, making the individual feel like things are moving or bouncing around them.
Benign positional vertigo (BPPV) has been known to be hereditary, and sometimes the vertigo results from an inner ear infection, due from inner ear fluid build-up. A small piece of calcium can also get loose, and can “float” in the inner ear causing BPPV. Some cases of BPPV also occur from a previous head injury.
Fortunately, there are no major risk factors involved with BPPV. However, we understand how frightening and problematic the condition is for our patients. At Alternative Health and Pain Center, we are able to provide you with a comprehensive exam to fully determine if you are indeed suffering from benign positional vertigo. Once diagnosed, our staff is highly experienced at offering patients a procedure called "Epley's Maneuver" which can help move the small piece of bone-like calcium floating inside your inner ear and causing you distress. Often, symptoms do improve over time and treatment.
If your symptoms do start to worsen, avoid the positions that trigger it, and call our office. We are here to help.
- A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
- A loss of balance
- Blurred vision associated with the sensation of vertigo