Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Treatment

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a sudden sensation that you are unsteady or that your surroundings are moving. You may feel like you are spinning around on a merry-go-round or that your head is spinning inside. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo.

The condition is characterized by brief episodes of intense dizziness associated with a change in the position of your head. It may occur when you move your head in a certain direction, lie down from an upright position, turn over in bed or sit up in the morning. Moving your head to look up can also cause an episode of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Vertigo usually results from a problem with the nerves and the structures of the balance mechanism in your inner ear that sense movement and changes in the position of your head.

Although BPPV can be bothersome, it is rarely serious. You can receive effective treatment for BPPV during a doctor’s office visit to Lakes Area Health Center.

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