2 major symptoms of BPPV

BPPV symptoms are recurrent, brief attacks of vertigo. It is usually described as the room spinning for a short period of time.

BPPV is short for Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is the most common vestibular type of vertigo.

BPPV treatment

Above all, BPPV is provoked by changes in head position. The gold standard for the diagnosis of posterior canal BPPV is the Dix-Hallpike maneuver.

The Dix-Hallpike manuever is performed during a bedside clinical exam. A physical therapist trained in vestibular therapy can make the diagnosis.

Most recently, a medical study by van Damm et al examined which questions in the patient history most likely lead to diagnosing BPPV.

The authors found the most reliable symptoms for BPPV in patient history are a short duration of the dizziness spell and provocation of dizziness by rolling over in bed.

Of note, the length of symptoms are less than 1 minute.

Other common symptoms of BPPV are looking up, bending over, or lying down.

To help BPPV, vestibular therapy is recommended. It is a kind of physical therapy that is geared specifically to inner ear disorders. First, you’ll receive a complete evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms.

After all, dizziness and vertigo can impede people in many different ways. Therefore, it’s important to determine exactly how the problem is affecting your balance and movement.

In conclusion, vestibular therapy uses several techniques and approaches in a complete plan of care. For instance, this can include canalith repositioning procedures to help your BPPV.

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