Does rolling over in bed make the room spin? Does looking up or down send you spinning? It might be vertigo – and the good news is physiotherapy can help!
Take Mrs. Bertozzi for example…She complained of spinning vertigo. During the assessment, it appeared that she had similar symptom for a while but to a lesser degree. This time around was really making her feel awful and decided to reach out for help.
After the assessment, we started treatment for vertigo and her symptoms were corrected in three appointments.
By definition, vertigo or vestibular disorder is the feeling of uncontrolled spinning. Feeling lightheaded or dizzy is different from spinning vertigo. Most often, vertigo is coming from your inner ear and is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Frequently, small crystals become dislodged in your inner ear, causing the inner ear to send incorrect information to the brain, creating vertigo.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) as mentioned above is an inner-ear disorder that often cause vertigo. It’s like going on the worse roller-coaster where you feel dizzy and lose your balance after coming out of it.
This is how we can describe each part of this condition:
If you tried the Dix-Hallpike and felt spinning on one side, the Epley’s maneuver is likely the right exercise to treat vertigo you’re looking for. If your right Dix-Hallpike was positive, you’re going to do the Epley's maneuver with your neck starting to the right.
Follow these easy steps:
If you tried the Head Roll Test and felt spinning, the BBQ Roll is probably your treatment for Vertigo. When your left Head Roll test was positive, you’re going to turn to your right during the BBQ Roll.
Follow these easy steps:
Here’s what you need to do for this exercise:
You should do these movements from three to five times in a session. You should have three sessions a day for up to 2 weeks, or until the vertigo is gone for 2 days.
Did a few of the assessment positions make the room spin? Having a hard time figuring out which exercise to treat vertigo is right for you? Here’s where some 1-on-1 time with a qualified physiotherapist is key. Treatment techniques for vertigo are usually very successful, only needing 1 or 2 sessions. The trick is figuring out which vertigo exercise is right for you.
If you wish to speak with an expert in vertigo treatment, contact us at our clinic in Burlington. We offer 15 minutes free consultation which allow time to talk to one of our professional physiotherapists at Pillars of Wellness.
We are located at 100 Plains Road West, Burlington Ontario.
Vertigo most often has an unknown cause (35% of incidents). However, it can also be caused by:
It depends but generally speaking, you get better after a couple of sessions.
Generally speaking, a trained physiotherapist or a medical doctor.