Vertigo

Vertigo may have several causes, including motion sickness, labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear), and Menniere’s disease, Migraine or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, (BPPV). Of these, BPPV is by far the most common cause of Vertigo, and generally the most easily fixed by a simple gentle manual procedure. It is also easily distinguished from the other causes of Vertigo. 

What are the symptoms?

  • Spinning dizziness, with a rotational element.
  • Short duration, lasting only a few seconds to minutes
  • Caused by a change in position.
  • Often associated with Nausea
  • Visual disturbance during an attack
  • Feeling faint or fainting, although this is unusual.
  • Vomiting is also uncommon.

How can you fix it?

If you have BPPV I will take you through a series of simple, gentle manoeuvres that give immediate reduction in symptoms, and my experience is that in over 80% of cases the problem will resolve completely within 24 hours.

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