When is Vertigo NOT actually vertigo?

When is Vertigo NOT actually vertigo?

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When is Vertigo NOT actually vertigo?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness and is the most common of the inner ear disorders.  The aforementioned is the typical definition of vertigo.  The traditional Allopathic Medical treatment is Meclizine, an antihistamine that is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It may also be used to reduce dizziness and loss of balance (vertigo) caused by inner ear problems.  As many sufferers of vertigo already know, Meclizine (Antivert) more often than not, does not resolve the symptoms of this condition.

Most physicians will have their patients try Epley's Maneuver (canalith repositioning maneuver) and this is usually more successful than Meclizine at alleviating the symptoms.  

Our office usually recommends Foster's Maneuver since it is less vertigo-inducing and seems to resolve the symptoms with greater efficacy.  It can easily be found on the internet and is great at treating traditional BPPV.

Sometimes, vertigo and dizziness are misdiagnosed and therefore the treatment rendered does not alleviate the extremely disconcerting symptoms.  THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN.....  We treat Sensory Mismatch.  The symptoms of Sensory Mismatch are incredibly similar to BPPV, but the underlying cause is significantly different and therefore the treatment is completely different.

If you have been suffering from vertigo or dizziness and the traditional medical treatments aren't working.  Give us a call and see what can be done to treat this "other" sensational disorder.

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