Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV
This is the most common cause of Vertigo. Patients report symptoms of “the room spinning”. Symptoms will come on with turning in bed, or rapid changes in head position. Episodes last between 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
Vestibular Neuritis is the second most common cause of vertigo. It is often preceded by a viral infection in the Upper Respiratory or Gastrointestinal Tract (GI). Patients experience an acute onset of severe rotational vertigo (spinning) that increases with head movement. Patients may experience postural imbalance and/or nausea.
Gradual return to normal balance takes about 6 weeks, and Vestibular Rehab is beneficial. Initial treatment includes bed rest and vestibular suppressants. However, use of vestibular suppressant should be reduced or stopped, or it delays recovery and doesn’t allow the Central Nervous System to compensate.
Common conditions we treat:
- Vertigo (BPPV)
- Motion Sensitivity
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI/Concussion)
- Headache, Stiff Neck
- History of Falls, Poor Balance
- Blurred Vision
- Gait Abnormality
Twin Cities Physical Therapy Clinic
If you have Dizziness or Balance Disorders, contact OrthoRehab Specialists today. These Disorders are very common, and can be very disruptive to your quality of life. The Vestibular Rehab Therapy is an easy and effective way to treat it. Education of the individual and learning home treatment techniques is also an important part of the rehab. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with one of our rehab professionals, please call Nancy Dorau, PT at 952-922-0330.