Do you have dizziness when bending over or rolling over in bed? If you said yes to either of these questions, it is likely that you have BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. As the most common vestibular disorder, BPPV 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, 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 avoid activities that require it. The condition is so debilitating that patients often have to 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, you will likely need to see a physician. However, our vestibular specialist may still be able to help. Feel free to call and speak to our vestibular specialist and we will point you in the right direction.