What is BBPV?
Benign: this means it is not life-threatening, even though the symptoms can be very intense and upsetting.
Paroxysmal: it comes in sudden, short spells.
Positional: certain head positions or movements can trigger a spell/ turning in bed.
Vertigo: feeling like you’re spinning, or the world around you is spinning
It is often started off by the person suddenly looking upwards or sideways, and some people get it when they turn over in bed. It is thought to be caused by loose calcium carbonate debris in the semi-circular canals of the inner ear. When the head moves, debris can move in the semi-circular canals, causing motion of the fluid of the inner ear.
Research shows that medicines do not help, but a manoeuvre known as Epley's Maneuver can be extremely effective. Here at PhysioMotive we are specially trained to fully assess and treat BPPV.