BPPV Dizziness Vertigo
BPPV / DIZZINESS / VERTIGO
MANY PEOPLE EXPERINENCE DIZZINESS AND BALANCE PROBLEMS FOR WHICH THERE CAN BE MANY CAUSES. THE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AT LIVING WELL THERAPY CAN HELP DETERMINE THE SOURSE OF YOUR DIZZINESS, HELP YOU OVERCOME IT AND GET YOU BACK TO LIVING YOUR LIFE.
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. This can occur when you are in any position and it can make you feel as if you are tipping over or as if the room is spinning. According to the National Institute of Health, 15% of all Americans experience dizziness and balance problems each year. Balance disorders can be caused by a number of medical conditions, medications or a problem in the inner ear or brain. Balance disorders can have devastatingly negative effects on your ability to live your daily life.
BPPV is a common form of dizziness and the most common form of vertigo. This condition can occur at any age but is most common in people over the age of 50. People with BPPV experience dizziness and a feeling of spinning when they turn their head or roll over in bed.
Thankfully, BPPV treatments are extremely effective. Studies have found the success rate to be over 90% after 3 treatment sessions. Through a series of simple tests, your physical therapist will determine if you have BPPV, what the cause is and treat it accordingly. In many cases a person’s symptoms resolve after just one treatment, sometimes subsequent treatments are required. Most people experience resolution of their symptoms in 3 treatments or less.
The physical therapists at Living Well Therapy can help you make lasting changes in your balance and reduce your risk of falling no matter what the cause. Give us a call today to set up an appointment, if you have questions or would like a free screening to discuss your symptoms. We can work with your doctor and insurance company to assure you get the treatment you need.