VESTIBULAR THERAPY

An exercise program, overseen by an experienced physiotherapist, is designed to improve balance and reduce symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and sensations of moving or tilting. You may experience these feelings or sensations while standing still, lying down, or changing positions. It is possible for these symptoms to exist on a continuous basis or sporadically, lasting seconds, minutes, or hours at a time. An essential goal of treatment is to improve identified deficits. As a result, you will be able to perform tasks of daily living more easily, your risk of falling will be reduced, and your overall quality of life will be improved.

Vestibular disorders can negatively impact all aspects of daily life and reduce quality of life. As a result, people can suffer from depression and anxiety. In addition, one outcome of having a vestibular disorder is that symptoms often lead people to adopt a sedentary lifestyle in order to avoid dizziness or imbalance. In turn, this can result in decreased muscle strength and flexibility, increased joint stiffness, and reduced stamina.

Vertigo and Dizziness

It is a symptom rather than a disease when you experience vertigo or dizziness. A disturbance of your balance (vestibular) system can cause you to experience vertigo, a sensation of spinning or whirling.

Dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, and unsteadiness are all symptoms of vertigo. Movement is referred to as subjective vertigo, whereas objects moving around a person is referred to as objective vertigo. Vertigo is usually caused by a disorder of the vestibular system (structures in the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum). The vestibular system is responsible for integrating sensory input with movement and keeping objects in focus during movement. BPPV is the most common cause of dizziness. Among other causes are inflammation in the inner ear, Meniere’s disease, neck joint dysfunction, vestibular migraine, and acoustic neuroma. Sometimes vertigo is a symptom of more serious neurological problems, including strokes and brain hemorrhages.

What is BPPV?

One of the most common causes of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – the sudden sensation that your head is spinning. Mild to severe dizziness is the result of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is generally triggered by changes in your head position that cause benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This can happen when you tilt your head up or down, when you lie down, or when you turn over or get out of bed.

In most cases, BPPV symptoms last less than a minute, and the symptoms come and go. The symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo may disappear for some time, then reappear.

Symptoms

The following signs and symptoms may be associated with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV):

The diagnosis of BPPV is as follows:

Dizziness and vertigo can be a symptom of a wide range of conditions, so it is critical to make a careful differential diagnosis. BPPV may be diagnosed by a variety of tests by your physiotherapist or doctor.

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