What causes dizziness and vertigo?
Disorders of the inner ear account for about half of all cases of persistent (ongoing) dizziness. Disorders include Meniere’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular neuritis.
Your doctor will run some tests if you are suffering from vertigo (medical history, physical examination, blood pressure check, MRI scan in extreme cases), but may send you to a physiotherapist if BPPV is suspected.
If you suffer from BPPV your Move Forward Physiotherapist can treat and manage this condition. Treatment will involve Canalith positioning procedures, which are a special set of exercises designed to remove inner ear ‘crystals’ in BPPV. You will also be given advice on self management to prevent recurrence of the condition.
Often patients suffer in silence with these conditions or have been told nothing but medication can help, luckily Physiotherapists can help, and we are highly trained in the management of these symptoms!
Visit one of our great locations for help treating your vertigo and dizziness.