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Dizziness Decoded – Understanding BPPV


Hey there,

Ever felt like the room is spinning even when you’re still? That’s Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV. Let’s break it down in simple terms.


The BPPV Breakdown

So, what’s BPPV all about? Tiny calcium crystals in your inner ear go on an adventure, disrupting fluid movement in your ear canals. This sends mixed signals to your brain, making you feel like you’re on a dizzying ride.


Spotting the Signs

BPPV comes with sudden spinning sensations/dizziness, lasting briefly, triggered by specific head movements. Good news: it doesn’t mess with your hearing or cause strange noises in your ears.


Rule Out the Imposters

Don’t mistake BPPV for something else. It’s all about those “aha” moments when you move your head a certain way.


Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis involves cool eye-tracking techniques, and treatment usually guides those wanderlust crystals back where they belong. No need for fancy meds or surgery – most people see improvement after a few sessions.


In a nutshell, BPPV might throw you for a loop, but it’s a puzzle we can solve. If you’re experiencing these dizzy spells, reach out to experts like us at Meadowbank Physio. We’re here to help you find your balance again.


Stay steady,
Steve Fong
Vestibular Physiotherapist
The Movement Mill, Meadowbank Physio


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