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You Don't Have To Live With Dizziness

BPPV is characterized by sudden vertigo that comes on by a change in head position. This can include turning over in bed, lying down (in bed or at the dentist or hairdresser), looking up, bending forward, or any sudden change in head position.

 

Diagnosing BPPV is done by the Dix Hallpike test. This is a simple noninvasive test a health care provider or physical therapist can perform. This test involves laying the patient back quickly and observing the eyes for nystagmus. Nystagmus is repeated and rhythmic movements of the eyes.

 

Once diagnosed, BPPV can be treated easily without drugs or surgery with the Epley maneuver. This maneuver involves a series of head positions performed in a certain order. Recurrences of BPPV can occur and multiple treatments may be needed. Vestibular physical therapists are trained in this maneuver.

 

A physical therapist or health care provider must first diagnosis which part of the inner ear is involved to ensure the appropriate treatment.

 

I completed my vestibular training in Austin, TX and have been treating BPPV for the past 10 years. You don't have to live with dizziness!

 

Lauren DeYoe

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Reiki Master

Owner Reiki PT

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