Have you ever rolled over in bed one morning and felt the room spin uncontrollably? Physical Therapists have specialized training in treating people with symptoms of dizziness.
Dizziness is a debilitating symptom and can be caused by many different things. One of the most common causes is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The deepest part of your ear, the inner ear, is home to a system that tells your head where it is in space. There are crystals, or otoconia, that move in a chamber that respond to movement and gravity which tells the brain where the head is positioned. Dizziness can be caused when these otoconia break loose and move into canals where they shouldn’t be. Depending on how many break free, the dizziness can be an intense spinning for up to 1 minute and then feeling “off” the rest of the day. The dizziness is mostly aggravated by head movement (rolling in bed, bending down to tie shoes, sitting up from laying down). Thankfully, PTs can do a simple maneuver to put the crystals back where they belong. Often the dizziness can be cleared up in 1-3 visits.
If you experience dizzy symptoms, come get it checked out! Let’s get you feeling better!