Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo - BPPV
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a disorder arising from a problem in the inner ear.
BPPV is characterized as a sudden, spinning vertigo, often followed by nausea and vomiting. The disorder is the most common reason for dizziness. The seizures arise upon specific changes in the position of the head, often worse when lying down. It is quite common to wake up, and feel the room is spinning around.
About 2-3 percent of the population will experience the BPPV during life. The disorder occurs more frequently with elder people, but all ages are represented. Approximately 10 percent of the cases is persistent, while 50 percent of the patients will experience a return of the disorder during their life.
With present research, we don’t know why the BPPV occur. The most common cause is therefore unknown so far, but the second most common reason occurrs following concussions or head damages.
What possibly is happening when BPPV occur?
Within the labyrinth of the inner ear is a collection of calcium crystals. In patients with BPPV, the crystals are dislodged from their usual position, and migrate into other canals, to disturb the information of the head’s actual position. The dizziness arises as a consequence of the brain believing your head is on its way to a certain position, when in fact it is not.
How we can help:
If you get BPPV or a vertigo, we recommend qualified help. KA Klinikken has the equipment to find out more about where the crystals affect your vertigo. We can then treat you by removing the crystals from the canal, in order to have signals normalized. After 1-3 treatments, the symptoms usually will cease.