Benign Paroximal Positional Vertigo (BBPV)
“I rolled over to get out of bed and it felt like the whole room was spinning.”
More commonly referred to as vertigo, BBPV is a condition that affects the semicircular canals of the inner ear. BBPV can come on rather suddenly with intermittent bouts of extreme dizziness and, as a result, can be terrifying. There is no specific cause of BBPV and it is more common amongst women ages 40+, but can also affect men. Approximately 50% of the population over the age of 65 who experience dizziness, is experiencing an episode of BPPV.
Vertigo is a sense of movement when you are not moving. It is often percieved as spinning, although this is not the case for everyone. It is commonly treated with medication and balance training. At SMPT, we treat vertigo differently. Using manual techniques learned through advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, Scott works with vertigo patients and, often within one to two visits, they experience relief.
Unlike other local specialists, we can usually see you within a day. We work directly with your doctor to evaluate and treat you appropriately. You don’t have to suffer with the symptoms of vertigo. Give us a call and let’s talk about it.
“For nearly a month I would have such intense dizzy spells I had to stay home because I was afraid one would hit me while driving or walking up or down stairs. I called SMPT and within 10 days they had talked with my doctor, I had three visits and my dizziness was completely gone!!! I got my life back.”