Are you suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) that has been previously diagnosed by your physician or ENT?
The advantage of treating your BPP Vertigo at Ace Physio is:
- Drug Free
- It takes just 3 minutes to perform the “Particle Repositioning Maneuver”
- We use a highly effective training device that has been on The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Reader’s Digest, and provide you with a simple to follow ‘Quick Reference Guide”
- The maneuver cures 88% of patients with just 1 treatment, and most users find immediate relief following this maneuver. And once you learn it once it can be easily repeated as necessary at home.
- Can be used for either ear
- This “Particle Repositioning Maneuver” has helped thousands world-wide!
The only non medicinal cure for BBPV is a “Particle Repositioning Maneuver”. This is a sequence of rolling movements of the head and body that guide the loose particles through the inner ear and out into a safe area. This often immediately eliminates your vertigo. This maneuver was developed in 1992 and has undergone rigorous scientific study.
At Ace Physio our physiotherapists are trained to help you 1) assess whether you are able to safely perform the “Particle Repositioning Maneuver”, 2) determine the side of BBPV 3) perform the most effective “Particle Repositioning Maneuver” to help you treat your BPPV.
If you are currently suffering from symptoms of vertigo caused by BPPV give Ace Physio a call at 416-900-6653 and let us help you get better, faster!
For more information about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) continue reading our educational section below.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
“Vertigo” is the sudden and unexpected feeling that the world around you is moving and the objects around you are spinning in space . Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is indeed the most common variant of vertigo.
How does BPPV develop?
Inner ear is the inner most part of ear that contain 3 semi-circular canals, filled with a fluid that bathe specialized sensors or hair cells. These hair cells (also called Organ of Corti) respond to the changes in head position as a result of movement of crystals called “otoconia” in semi-circular canals. These crystals can become loose and float around inside the inner ear, and sometimes bump into the walls of the inner ear and cause a sudden spinning sensation. Episodes of Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are normally acute but short-lived and disappear in about less than a minute. Once you position your head, the sensors stabilize and your vertigo will disappear, but some lingering positional dizziness or nausea may persist.
In almost 50% of the cases, the actual cause of BPPV remains undiagnosed; however following risk factors are strongly associated with the pathophysiology of BPPV.
– Moderate to severe trauma to the head or ear (Such as with motor vehicle accidents)
– Long standing chronic infections that involve inner ear
– Surgery involving ear canal or deeper structures of ear
– Age, as crystals dislodge. Most people who report BBPV are over 60.
Sign and symptoms:
Most episodes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are provoked by sudden changes in position of head or body that may include triggers like when you sit from a lying position or vice versa or stand from sitting position abruptly.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are marked by symptoms of:
– Dizziness when lying down, rolling over or moving the head in certain ways
– The sensation lasts only for a few minutes, but the nausea can last longer
These symptoms are not often present with BPPV, and if present should be further investigated by a physician:
– Dizziness when standing up too fast
– Dizziness that lasts continuously all day and night
– Hearing loss and noise in the ears when dizzy
– Muscle weakness, numbness, confusion and problems speaking when dizzy
Further investigation required:
– vertigo or nystagmus is persistent at rest
– vertigo occurs in the context of a loss of consciousness
– a focal neurological deficit
– hearing loss
– hypotension or hypertension
People who should not perform a “Particle Repositioning Maneuver” includes those with:
– carotid stenosis
– vertebrobasilar vascular disease
– cervical spine disease
– spinal injury
– cardiovascular disease
– cardiac dysrhythmia.