Category Archives: Dizziness and Vertigo

What can I do to prevent BPPV?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vertigo disease.  It can be easily diagnosed with a bedside detailed history taking and clinical examination by a physical therapist.  Subsequently, the treatment involves proceeding with the results of a clinical examination and performing the correct canalith repositioning manuever(s).  Therefore, in majority of cases, patients […]

Can neck pain cause dizziness?

Symptoms of dizziness or imbalance are often present in individuals with a variety of neck-disorders. Dizziness and imbalance may originate from altered proprioceptive signals from the cervical spine due to trauma, fatigue and pain. Considering there is an abundance of proprioceptive receptors in the neck, which are located in the joints, ligaments, and deep cervical […]

Do you get dizzy when you lie down in your bed?

Vertigo Treatment in Wake Forest Have you ever experienced dizziness when laying down, rolling to the side, or looking up? Check out this video below to see what happens with the eye that causes you to feel that spinning sensation 👇  Positional vertigo occurs when you have a blockage in the inner ear, causing […]

Vestibular Therapy for Peripheral Vertigo

Vertigo is the illusionary sensation of movement, such as a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Vestibular Therapy in Wake Forest, NC at PhysioFit of North Carolina Generally speaking, there are two main forms of vertigo. Central vertigo refers to the vertigo caused by a disease originating from the central nervous system. This is […]

This type of vertigo mainly affects women and the elderly

Among the peripheral vestibular disorders, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is characterized by episodes of vertigo roundabout when the head is moved. BPPV is more common in women and seniors over 60 years old. Sorry ladies! Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can happen through two different mechanisms: Canalithiasis […]

Is BPPV related to Tinnitus?

What is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)? BPPV relief at PhysioFit of North Carolina in Wake Forest, NC Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is defined by repeated episodes of acute, short, paroxysmal vertigo, provoked by changes in head position relative to gravity. BPPV is the most common type of vertigo that a physical therapist treats […]

What time of the year is BPPV more prevalent?

Among the peripheral vestibular disorders, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is characterized by episodes of vertigo roundabout when the head is moved. A recent study by Korpon et al 2019 in Am J Otolaryngol examined barometric pressure and the incidence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  The aim of […]

Vestibular Migraine Diagnosis

Vestibular Migraine Diagnosis In clinical practice the association of vertigo and migraine is of common observation. Vestibular Migraine is a common variant of migraine, resulting in recurrent vestibular symptoms in association with migraine features. The diagnosis is made mainly by clinical history but here are diagnostic criteria for both definite and probable vestibular migraine. This […]

What is BPPV and what factors lead up to having this diagnosis?

What is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) can be defined as transient, position-induced torsional, vertical, or horizontal nystagmus with vertigo. Woah, lots of words! What does that mean to the non-medical person?! It basically means someone with BPPV has vertigo that is provoked by specific head positions. Classically, these head […]

How common is Vestibular Migraine?

Vestibular migraine is a frequent cause of dizziness characterized by episodes of vertigo and/or disequilibrium lasting minutes to days, with associated migraine headaches or migraine prodromal symptoms. Vertigo and migraine are both very common complaints among patients. Additionally, migraine and vertigo are two very prevalent conditions in the general population. Persons with concurrent vertigo and […]

Vestibular Migraine Relief

Vestibular Migraine Relief in Wake Forest, NC What is Vestibular Migraine? Vestibular migraine is a frequent cause of dizziness characterized by episodes of vertigo and/or disequilibrium lasting minutes to days, with associated migraine headaches or migraine prodromal symptoms. The cause–effect relationships of vestibular dysfunction and migraines may vary from patient to patient. Meaning, what “sensitizes” […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Dizziness

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Dizziness The most common cause of dizziness and vertigo is peripheral vestibular disease including peripheral vestibular hypofunction, Meniere disease, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, also known as BPPV (van Vugt et al., 2017). Physical Therapists play a major role in the prescription of exercise for treatment of dizziness and vertigo conditions. This […]

Can I just have general vestibular rehabilitation to help my dizziness and vertigo?

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Vertigo and Dizziness Vestibular Rehabilitation in Wake Forest In the age of Instagram and YouTube, persons seeking out medical advice has now gone digital! We now have Dr. Google, Dr. Facebook, Dr. Twitter. Additionally, there is a plethora of information on exercise out there on the internet. We even have content out […]

Why does BPPV occur in winter months? Here are 3 reasons.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is transient vertigo triggered by change of head position in relation to gravity. It can be described as quick and intense episode of the room or person spinning. The season of presentation to an Emergency Department, ENT or to a Vestibular Physical Therapist has been of interest to the medical […]

Can BPPV involve more than one canal?

common condition treated by Vestibular Physical Therapists and involves Canalith Repositioning Manuevers and in some instances, Vestibular Rehabilitation. Could I have multiple canal BPPV? Even though it is more common to have single canal BPPV, research has shown that multiple canals are involved in some patients. The prevalence varies from 5% (Moon et al 2006) […]

Can Betahistine help BPPV?

Can Betahistine help BPPV? BPPV is defined by repeated episodes of acute, short, paroxysmal vertigo, provoked by changes in head position relative to gravity. It is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder and commonly seen in a physical therapy office. The diagnosis of BPPV is clinical and is done mainly through maneuvers that determine what […]

How much does BPPV treatment cost?

What is BPPV? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a clinical syndrome characterized by brief recurrent episodes of vertigo. These usually occur with lying down onto the bed, bending the neck forward or even rolling over in bed. Even though vertigo can be the symptom of very serious disorders, BPPV is a benign condition and […]