Vertigo, Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation
- What is vertigo ?
Vertigo is the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
- What causes vertigo?
There are a few conditions that can cause the sensation of vertigo such as:
– Neck problems.
– Traumatic brain injuries.
– Inner ear problems.
– Eye movement problems.
– Sudden change in your blood pressure
– Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- What is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. It is usually triggered by specific changes in your head’s position.
- How can you treat my vertigo?
Vestibular rehabilitation (VR), or vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders.
It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.