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 can be examined and treated bedside in an outpatient clinic, not a hospital.

BPPV is the most common type of peripheral vertigo, with a reported prevalence of 11 to 64 cases per 100,000 persons. It mainly affects the age group of 50-70 years old and higher prevalence is reported among women.

How much does BPPV treatment cost?

A 2000 study by Li et al examined this exact question. The authors found that even though BPPV is a benign disease that is treatable using relatively simple bedside maneuvers, their study reported the costs of BPPV to be more than US$ 2,000 per individual, most of the expenses being attributable to inappropriate diagnostic procedures and ineffective therapies.

Correct diagnosis and proper treatments based on current concepts of BPPV will reduce these unnecessary diagnostic procedures and costs. At PhysioFit of North Carolina, our Vestibular specialists perform specific bedside tests after a thorough history taking in order to make the most accurate diagnosis and then treatment regimen.

The use of video analysis alongside canaliith testing, we can determine if your “crystals” are misplaced and more importantly, which and what canal. Canalith repositioning maneuvers usually provide an immediate resolution of symptoms by clearing the canaliths from the semicircular canal into the vestibule.

If your symptoms are BPPV, the cost of treatment is MUCH less than $2,000!

If you or someone you know is having vertigo and dizziness, contact us to determine if you are a right candidate for our differential diagnosis and treatments.

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