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BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness related to the inner ear. Typically, it is triggered suddenly by certain head movements or positions, and results in an abnormal sensation of spinning, nausea or vomiting. The condition results from a mechanical problem within the inner ear/vestibular system. Small crystals of calcium carbonate (ottoconia, also known as "ear rocks"), a necessary part of our equilibrium sense, become detached and move freely in the semicircular canals, sending false signals to the brain about spatial movement. While it is most common following a trauma to the head, it can also follow an upper respiratory infection or occur idiopathically with no known cause. For the person with BPPV, episodes of spinning vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness, imbalance and nausea can be life-altering and disabling. Now there is a solution! We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of BPPV. Talk to your doctor and find out what Body Balance Physical Therapy can do for you. Cervical VertigoCerviocogenic dizziness is a diagnosis often given to patients that have experienced a neck injury or pain as well as dizziness and where other causes of the dizziness or vertigo have been ruled out.
Neuritis & LabyrinthitisNeuritis and Labyrinthitis are vestibular disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear and/or nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and problems with vision or hearing may result. Infections of the inner ear are usually viral but can be bacterial. These inner ear infections are not the same as middle ear infections, which are a bacterial type common in childhood. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of balance impairment often left behind after a neuritis or labyrinthitis episode. Talk to your doctor and find out what Body Balance Physical Therapy can do for you.
Ménière's DiseaseMénière's Disease is a chronic, incurable vestibular (inner ear) disorder producing a recurring set of symptoms as a result of an abnormal amount of fluid called endolymph collecting in the inner ear. Traditional triggers to an attack include: stress, overwork, fatigue, emotional distress, additional illnesses, pressure changes, certain foods and too much salt in the diet. Symptoms may vary before, during, between and after attacks. Body Balance Physical Therapy specializes in vestibular rehabilitation, a therapy known to help patients with the imbalance that often plagues people between and after an attack.
Our goal is to help retrain the patient's body and brain to process balance information. Talk to your doctor and find out what Body Balance Physical Therapy can do for you.