BPPV is a common cause of vertigo, or the sensation that the room is spinning around you. BPPV is caused when tiny particles in the inner ear dislodge from part of the balance that detects body movement. When the particles dislodge, they can float to a different area of the balance system. This gives the brain false information about where your body is in space. The result is a spinning sensation that typically last for a few seconds. BPPV can be triggered by rolling over in bed, bending over or looking up. In most cases BPPV can be easily treated. Call us now if you have dizziness or vertigo symptoms.
Let’s define BPPV:
- Benign: this means non-life threatening
- Paroxysmal: vertigo may come in short spurts
- Positional: turn your head back and forth or side to side, it may trigger vertigo
- Vertigo: feeling your head is spinning or the world around you is spinning out of control and possibly violently
So, find out why you have experienced a vertigo episode. Call for an appointment now at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute.
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