Do you have dizziness with bending over or rolling over in bed? If you said yes to either of these questions, it is likely that the cause of your dizziness is a condition called BPPV. This is the most common type of vestibular disorder which accounts for about 1/3 of vertigo presentations to dizziness clinics. Many people over the age of 60 will have this issue at least once throughout their lifetime and the likelihood increases as one ages.
You may have a spinning sensation that lasts seconds to minutes. You may become nauseous or even vomit due to the spinning. You may also feel unsteady for hours/days following the attack. People with this condition are typically afraid of moving their head and performing activities that require them to move their head quickly. This condition is highly debilitating and patients with this condition should avoid driving.
There is good news! With most cases, BPPV can be treated with 1-2 treatments. If you or someone you know fits this description, call now and schedule an evaluation with our vestibular specialist at Back in Action. Mention that you are having symptoms of BPPV/Vertigo and we will make sure to get you in ASAP!
If you are having dizziness that is not “spinning” but is more of an unsteady/rocking boat feeling, we have a solution for you as well. You will likely need a see a physician to determine the cause of this type of dizziness but part of the solution could be a vestibular specialist. If you do not know which option to choose, call and speak to our vestibular specialist and will help point you in the right direction.