Why does some vertigo take longer to recover?
By now, most of you reading this article would have had a sense of what vertigo is. Quite a few of us have experienced Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV).
Why do you feel what you are feeling?
We often experience a heightened response of fear, avoidance, irritability, anxiety when we are dizzy. Why do we feel this way? Let’s dig deep into the science behind it and help our understanding to improve We have three primary sensory…
What is dizziness?
Dizziness is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of sensations like Swaying, Disequilibrium or off-balance.
It is quite often a sensory mismatch between the visual and vestibular system…
What is vestibular system?
Vestibular system is a sensory system inside our ears that helps in estimating body position and motion. It help us to orient in space and being able to walk upright. It is comprised of 6 oval shaped tubes called Semicircular canals and 2 bag…
What happens in BPPV/ vertigo and what are the causes?
BPPV is the most common form of vertigo (32%). It is called as Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo. Simply put, the crystals (otoconia) from the bags (otolith) somehow find their way into the semicircular canals.
How is BPPV assessed and treated by a therapist?
BPPV is position dependent. The vestibular therapist uses specific head and body positions to test which canals may be affected. Since this is a mechanical issue, MRI/CT scan are of no use. No medications can help you get these crystals back in position.