Is BPPV Always on the Side you Sleep on?

Is BPPV Always on the Side you Sleep on?

After his examination and treatment, one of my patients asked me very inquisitively, “Is BPPV always on the side you sleep on?”   I thought the question was excellent so I want to share with you my reply. Here is what I said: ‘Acute BPPV is frequently on the same...
What is the Most Common Vestibular Disorder?

What is the Most Common Vestibular Disorder?

Today we are going to answer a frequently asked question that I hear from a lot of people, which is “What is the most common vestibular disorder?”   The answer is BPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.   For people over 75 years old, the number one...
FAQ: How Can I Manage an Episode of Vertigo?

FAQ: How Can I Manage an Episode of Vertigo?

Today we are going to answer the frequently asked question, “How can I manage an episode of vertigo?” And I have 3 tips to help you if you are experiencing an episode of vertigo. First, you want to make sure that you get to an area that’s safe so that you can...
FAQ: Can My Reaction Time Be Improved with Practice?

FAQ: Can My Reaction Time Be Improved with Practice?

Today we are going to answer a question which I often hear from my patients, which is “Can My Reaction Time Be Improved with Practice?” The answer is, that in younger people, when they lose their balance, or they almost fall, they initiate a balance reaction which is...
What is Normal Aging of the Balance System?

What is Normal Aging of the Balance System?

When I teach my physical therapy colleagues and students about dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, fall risk and normal aging, I always emphasize the importance of distinguishing between normal aging and disease, or pathology.   That is a key point is determining...

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