A Rapid Treatment for Vertigo
Physical therapy is an effective way to treat – and resolve – vertigo. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV for short, is the most common vestibular disorder that causes dizziness in many adults. This condition can be cured by a vestibular physical therapist in as
little as one to two treatment sessions.
What is BPPV?
BPPV occurs when small particles of the inner ear become dislodged and begin to float freely through the canals of the inner ear. This results in room spinning dizziness, nausea, and imbalance that worsen with movement of the head and neck. BPPV is often referred to as vertigo.
How do we treat vertigo?
Vertigo is treated using canal repositioning maneuvers. This involves moving the head and inner ear into specific and precise positions to clear the free floating particles out of the inner ear, thus resolving the vertigo. The maneuvers typically take less than fifteen minutes and can remove the vertigo in one to two treatment sessions! This treatment is very effective, curing the vertigo eighty percent of the time after the first treatment.
The most frequently used canal repositioning maneuver is known as the Epley Maneuver. This treatment clears vertigo in the posterior semicircular canals of the inner ear, which is the most common location for BPPV to be present. This is the procedure demonstrated in the attached video by our vestibular physical therapist Tessa Riccio.
If you have vertigo, come see us! We treat a multitude of vestibular conditions at Cray Physical Therapy including vertigo. It is
imperative that you come see a trained physical therapist and do not try these maneuvers at home. A vestibular physical therapist will evaluate which canal repositioning maneuver will effectively cure your vertigo and will also screen for vascular conditions or neck injuries to
ensure that this will be a safe and effective treatment for you. Vertigo can be cured in as little as one to two treatment sessions. If you are experiencing dizziness or other vertigo symptoms book an appointment today!
Cray Physical Therapy offers treatments, management and general information for several vestibular system disorders related to dizziness and imbalance. Give us a call at 339-987-4856 so we can help you get on the road to recovery!