Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is an extremely common type of vertigo. BPPV occurs when you move your head suddenly, causing you to feel dizzy, like you’re spinning. BPPV is rarely a serious issue, except when it starts to increase your chance of falling, and can be helped through physical therapy. If you feel like you may suffer from BPPV, or any type of vertigo, your doctor can easily test you through simple eye and head movements.
Treatments for Vertigo
Treatments for vertigo include:
- Canalith repositioning — Several simple head positioning movements to move displaced particles from your inner ear that are the cause of your symptoms.
- Vestibular rehabilitation — Exercises include habituation, gaze stabilization and balance training. The goal of habituation is to reduce dizziness with the activities and movements that trigger symptoms. The goal of gaze stabilization is to help with vision during movement.
Talk to your doctor or physical therapist if you feel like either of these treatments can help you.
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