Our office offers Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) treatment for vertigo. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the more common causes of vertigo. It can be disturbing to experience a sudden spinning sensation but with treatment, we can help you feel like you are once again standing still.
A BPPV episode is triggered when head movements cause particle or crystals, called canaliths that belong in utricle, an open area in the inner ear, to migrate to any of three fluid-filled canals. The movement of fluid in these canals helps your brain sense head movement so when particles gather there, it interferes with the movement and creates false sensations of movement.
While BPPV is benign, it can cause intense discomfort and even nausea and vomiting.
Canalith repositioning through Epley maneuvers can help move the canaliths back into the vestibule where they belong. Once moved, the canaliths can be absorbed into a gel-like substance that keeps them from causing you trouble. The procedure involves slowly going through specific head maneuvers.
Our office is pleased to be able to offer this service. Only specially-trained doctors and physical therapists are skilled enough to perform these procedures; it requires the ability to identify the location of the errant crystals and skillfully guide them back into place. The procedure is harmless and pain-free but can make you feel grounded again. Successfully performed, BPPV treatment for vertigo can spare a patient from medications and, in the most extreme cases, from surgical intervention.