Waking up Dizzy?

Our new patients in their evaluation often tell us that the initial way that they realized that they had a vestibular disorder was that they turned over in bed and felt a wave of dizziness come over them. This is a key indicator that our patient may have BPPV. BPPV is treatable through physical therapy and through maneuvers like the Epley Maneuver.

Check out the other signs of BPPV:

  • Dizziness
  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unsteadiness
  • A loss of balance
  • Blurred vision associated with the sensation of vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vertigo/DS00534/DSECTION=symptoms

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    2 responses to this post.

    1. It is truly amazing what one sees in a table versus the Epley Omniax Chair in the assessment and treatment of vestibular vertigo. Please stop by the Vesticon website or http://www.nomorevertigo.com.

      Brian Werner, PT, MPT
      President

      Reply

    2. Posted by brenda adams on April 13, 2010 at 2:10 am

      I have read many symtoms of this disorder but not one where you wake up and the room looks like a strob light effect -light than dark many times and very fast followed by the swirling any one ever had that?

      Reply

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