Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, the sensation of spinning or swaying. It can also be accompanied with brief periods of mild and intense dizziness. Changing the position of your head can trigger an episode tilting your head up or down, lying down, turning over, getting up. It is a disorder arising from a problem in the inner ear. Abnormal eye movements, also called nystagmus, usually accompany symptoms of BPPV. Symptoms of BPPV are usually short lasting.

Osteopath can diagnose BPPV by performing a manoeuvre called the Dix-Hallpike test by holing your head in a certain position while asking you to rapidly lie down with your back over a table. They look for abnormal eye movements during this test and if you experience symptoms of dizziness.

BPPV occurs because of displaced crystals of calcium carbonate (also referred to as “otoliths” of “canalises”) that are normally in the inner ear because of trauma, infection or even simple aging, crystals can detach from the utricle and collect within the semi-circular canals.

Osteopath will give you a general physical exam. They’ll get a complete medical history and perform neurological exams to rule out any other disorders or diseases. They can perform Epley Manoeuvre to reposition the crystals. You might be advised on exercises you can perform at home.

Epley Manoeuvre can treat symptoms of BPPV

Why choose KB Osteopaths:

KB Osteopaths have nearly 20 years experience in the field of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and have helped to deal with the aches and pains of hundreds of clients. The reason we have become so popular is because we genuinely care about our clients and take everyone on a case by case basis to find the best help for them.

An impartial phone call will allow us to fully understand your condition and then we can advise you on the steps we can take to help you clear the muscle pains which can heavily impact day to day life.

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