What is BBPV?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV is a common disorder stemming from the inner ear and is the most common cause of vertigo. Symptoms consist of brief symptoms of dizziness and spinning that changes with the position of your head or body. Symptoms can also include; nausea, light-headedness and loss of balance.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is usually initiated by changes in the position of the head such as tipping the head up or down too quickly. Even sudden movements of the head from side to side (rolling over in bed) can cause symptoms. BPPV arises when the motion sensing, calcium-based crystals in our inner ear break down and displace from the inner ear otoliths into the semicircular canals.
BPPV is not life-threatening but can be life-changing to some patients as the symptoms can be life-altering and range from minor to severe. Southwest Brain Performance Centers in Albuquerque specializes in BPPV treatment.
BPPV Treatment at Southwest Brain Performance Centers
You can receive effective BPPV treatment in Albuquerque during a doctor’s office visit here at SWBPC. BPPV treatments Treatment for BPPV may include the following:
- A complete review of your health history
- Physical and neurological examination
- Computerized balance testing
- Laboratory testing (blood/urine testing)
- Otolithic (crystal) repositioning maneuver
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Home exercises
A medical diagnosis by a specialist is the first step towards BPPV treatment. Our highly trained professionals use repositioning techniques and gravity to move the calcium carbonate crystals in a position where they no longer cause vertigo.
This is followed by home exercises that the patient is responsible for to make the BPPV treatment plan effective. Symptoms may occur again over time, so many patients are monitored for a few months afterwards. The hopeful goal is “one and done” and no follow ups would be needed.
SWBPC is dedicated to BPPV treatment in Albuquerque. We provide every patient with a tailored plan suited for their condition. If you have any of the symptoms of BPPV or have a loved one suffering from BPPV call Southwest Brain Performance Centers today to understand your BPPV treatment options.
Seeking Emergency Medical Care
See your medical provider/ER immediately if you experience a sudden onset of dizziness or vertigo along with any of the following:
- Severe Headaches
- Loss of vision
- Hearing loss
- Trouble speaking
- Numbness or tingling