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Help! I Get Dizzy at the Dentist

Help! I Get Dizzy at the Dentist

Are you afraid of getting dizzy at the dentist? I meet a lot of people who have felt dizziness in the dental chair and are now afraid to go back! Dental care is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In this blog, I will share three tips to help if you are...

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Childhood Vertigo: General Information

Childhood Vertigo: General Information

I can imagine that it must be very scary to witness your little one having childhood vertigo, especially while searching for answers. This blog is a discussion of childhood vertigo. Most Common Known Causes Five common sources of dizziness in children include:...

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What Is Dizziness?

What Is Dizziness?

What is dizziness? Dizziness is the general term that most people use for all related symptoms in this category. Dizziness is what you will most commonly hear people call it when they feel "off." People that know what vertigo is are people who have had some further...

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Dizzy When Gardening

Dizzy When Gardening

I have treated a few patients lately who felt dizzy when gardening. Their stories made me realize that many other people likely feel dizzy when gardening, especially when spring and summer roll around. In this blog, I share some common gardening tasks that might make...

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The Gut and Vertigo

The Gut and Vertigo

Did you know that there can be a correlation between dizzy spells and eating? Turns out that the gut and vertigo go hand in hand! There are a few ways that digestion, or your gut, can affect symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. Dizzy spells correlated with eating can be...

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Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Specialty

Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Specialty

Why Vestibular Rehabilitation? Traditional (general) physical therapy will not be very effective for people who need vestibular rehab. Vestibular Rehabilitation is a sub-specialty within the physical therapy profession.  Vestibular physical therapy, also called...

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Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular neuritis is typically a very memorable event in someone’s life with unrelenting horrible vertigo lasting for 2-3 days, possibly requiring emergency care.  Once the acute vestibular neuritis event clears up (with or without the use of medications), people...

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Footwear to Reduce Falling

Footwear to Reduce Falling

All can fall! People of any age can fall, especially if they have dizziness or vertigo. Proper footwear is important to prevent falls. Today I am going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients, which is: "Is there a type of footwear to reduce...

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What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness? Root Cause Evaluation is Key Often times, dizziness can have more than one cause. This blog discusses what causes dizziness, specifically in the head and neck area. The Inner Ear The first thing I do when I evaluate people for vertigo or...

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BPPV Treatment: How Does It Work?

BPPV Treatment: How Does It Work?

How does BPPV treatment work? Many people are curious as to how BPPV treatment works. The goal of BPPV treatment is like winning a biological pinball game. In handheld pinball games, the player has to tip the game side to side and also tip it in certain other...

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Learning to Live with Vertigo

Learning to Live with Vertigo

Are you Learning to Live with Vertigo? Many people who have unresolved BPPV for many years, sometimes 20, 30, or 40 years, tend not to complain of dizziness or vertigo when I interview them. This is because these individuals have learned how to change their movement...

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Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices to Stop Falls My grandfather, Bill, is an important figure in my life. He is an electrical engineer who had a very successful career, but he didn’t know anything about fall prevention when he retired. In my observation, that is pretty typical for a...

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Dizziness and Mental Health Issues

Dizziness and Mental Health Issues

Dizziness and Mental Health: What is the Relationship? Today we are going to discuss the interplay of dizziness and mental health. I frequently hear this question from my patients, their concerned friends or their family members: "Does everyone who is suffering with...

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Falls: The Hidden Costs

Falls: The Hidden Costs

Cost of Falls In the USA, one out of four people over 65 years old report falling every year. Of those, about 50% will fall again within six months. About 20-30% of older people who fall will incur moderate to severe injuries. Many people sustain fractures and require...

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Fear of Falling Causes More Falls

Fear of Falling Causes More Falls

Fear of Falling Fear of falling is the most common fear reported in older adults and it causes changes in behavior, as well as four predictable changes in walking pattern. Many people who fall or feel off balance develop the fear of falling. Some people may develop a...

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What is The Bell Method?

What is The Bell Method?

Do you know someone with dizziness or vertigo who feels discouraged about the possibility of a full recovery or a better life? Or feels misunderstood or disregarded by their healthcare providers? Maybe it's you? If so, you may benefit from The Bell Method. Do know of...

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Dizziness in Exercise Class | What To Do

Dizziness in Exercise Class | What To Do

Have you ever experienced dizziness in exercise class when you lied down, rolled over, turned your head quickly or stood up quickly? Or maybe you have seen someone else in your class complain of dizziness during the class? Did you feel like your instructor knew what to say or do?

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Medication for Vertigo: What To Know

Medication for Vertigo: What To Know

The research in Vestibular care supports the use of medication for vertigo, such as meclizine, for the first 48 hours of a new onset of vertigo. This medication for vertigo is helpful to bring relief and minimize discomfort for an acute case, or a new case.

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Physical Therapy Practice Focused on Dizziness and Vertigo

Physical Therapy Practice Focused on Dizziness and Vertigo

The Bell Method was created by a perfect intersection of my own personal health struggles as a lifelong vestibular patient falling through the cracks of the healthcare system for about 25 years, and my professional career observing how many undiagnosed vestibular patients are suffering like I have with the social, financial and psychological impact of being mismanaged and misguided.

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