What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (B.P.P.V.)
Following head trauma, a period of fatigue or labyrintitis, small crystals can detach from the utricle of the inner ear and float freely in the semi-circular canals. These crystals then disturb normal movement of the endolymph, provoking temporary disorder of the vestibulo-occular reflex. A patient presents with pathological nystagmus, or involuntary eye movements, and an intense sensation of dizziness that can last between 5-30 seconds with any movement of the head.
Your doctor diagnoses Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (B.P.P.V.)?
A physiotherapist can help you!
Did you know that a physiotherapist specializing in the vestibular system can help you?
Following an evaluation confirming the presence of positional vertigo, your physiotherapist can perform a few painless maneuvers. The technique involves specific head positions encouraging the crystals out of the semi-circular canals and back into the utricle. As this occurs, symptoms of dizziness and nystagmus reduce. Very often, after only one or two treatments, the dizziness disappears.
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