March 7, 2018
Are you looking for vertigo treatment in Rochester? Read this first and learn how you might be able to beat it for once and for all.
“Crystals in my ear,” “rocks in my head,” “loose crystals.” I have heard it being called many different things. It all refers to the same thing: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. It can be treated quickly and with great result, but there is a problem: The treatment is not “one size fits all.” There are a few variations of BPPV and each requires a specific kind of treatment. If the right kind of treatment isn’t used, the result will be continued spinning, dizziness, imbalance, nausea, and even vomiting with looking up or down, rolling over in bed, going to lie down or sit up. And worst of all you may be discouraged and convinced that you will “have to life with it.”
The key is making the correct diagnosis first
BPPV is one of the most common causes of dizziness. It can be recognized accurately by a trained Physical Therapist. There are a few variations of BPPV that all have specific symptoms that are brought on by specific head movements and position changes. Once the correct diagnosis is made, treatment can start and symptoms are frequently under control within a week.
Don’t give up – Even if you have tried treatment before without success
You may have been unsuccessful because the treatment you tried or received was not right for your specific problem. Try again. You can feel normal again.
Can I really beat this forever?
BPPV has a tendency to come back to haunt you at some point. Studies suggest this happens in about 50-65% of all cases and our experience over the years in our clinic has been about that. Until we added a very simple, 3-minute exercise program to be done daily for 1 month after the vertigo is gone. I can’t, and don’t want to, claim we will beat BPPV forever in all of our clients, but we now see only a small fraction of them return with the same problems! This has been very exciting!
I hope this was helpful and answered some of your questions. Feel free to contact us if you think you may have BPPV or have any questions. We are here to help.
NOTE – Get medical attention immediately if your have any of the following along with vertigo as it may be a sign of a medical emergency: Chest pain, shortness of breath, severe head ache, slurred speech, sudden change in hearing, vision or ability to speak, weakness or numbness in part of your body, stiff neck (in particular looking down), high fever.