Welcome to Quality Care Physical Therapy a unique vestibular and balance therapy clinic, where we specialize in providing effective solutions for vertigo and dizziness.
If you’re suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), our canalith repositioning maneuvers can offer you relief and restore your sense of balance.
We will explore this targeted treatment approach to help you overcome vertigo and regain control of your life.
Understanding BPPV and Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers
Causes and Symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV can be caused by various factors, such as head injuries, aging, or certain inner ear disorders.
The hallmark symptom is intense spinning or rotational dizziness triggered by changes in head position, such as rolling over in bed or looking up.
BPPV occurs when small calcium crystals called otoconia become dislodged from their usual position within the inner ear. These crystals can migrate into the fluid-filled canals, disrupting the normal flow of information and causing vertigo.
Realigning Otoconia to Restore Vestibular Function:
Canalith repositioning maneuvers are designed to reposition the dislodged otoconia back to their original place within the inner ear. By doing so, these maneuvers restore the normal functioning of the vestibular system and alleviate vertigo symptoms.
Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers:
- Epley Maneuver: Realigning Crystals in the Posterior Canal: The Epley Maneuver is an effective technique that involves a series of head movements to guide the otoconia out of the posterior canal. This maneuver helps to move the crystals into an area of the inner ear where they no longer trigger vertigo symptoms.
- Semont Maneuver: Treating Crystals in the Horizontal Canal: The Semont Maneuver is used when the crystals are lodged in the horizontal canal. By rapidly repositioning the head, this maneuver aims to dislodge and reposition the otoconia, providing relief from vertigo.
- Brandt-Daroff Exercise: The Brandt-Daroff Exercise is a self-administered technique involving repeated movements between sitting and lying down positions. This exercise promotes adaptation and compensation within the inner ear, reducing the frequency and severity of vertigo episodes.
By understanding the causes and symptoms of BPPV and the mechanism behind canalith repositioning maneuvers, we can effectively address the underlying issues and provide relief from vertigo.
These maneuvers are proven techniques that have helped numerous individuals regain their balance and improve their quality of life.
If you are experiencing vertigo symptoms, consult with our vestibular therapy experts who can diagnose your condition and create a personalized treatment plan to alleviate your vertigo and restore your vestibular function.