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Dizziness, Vertigo and BPPV

Many people suffer from the symptoms and limitations that are brought on by vertigo but are unaware of how they can be treated or helped.  Dizziness, nausea, poor concentration, difficulty reading, clumsiness, ear and head pain are all different symptoms that can be related to vertigo.

Patients often deal with these symptoms and while doing this change and reduce their activity and functioning in fear of triggering the vertigo symptoms.  Specific types of vertigo are treatable through physical therapy.  The most common is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which involves crystals of the inner ear canals being out of position.  There are specific positioning maneuvers that physical therapy can perform to reposition them.  Once the crystals are in place, symptoms caused by this generally will go away.  The other common source is cervical tightness that can trigger dizziness.  These two often go hand in hand and usually are both focused on in treatment.   Full Potential Physical Therapy has the ability to treat this disorder and many of its associated problems.