vestibular disorders

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common disorders of the vestibular system (inner ear). This condition can be caused by head trauma or inner ear infection, but most commonly occurs spontaneously as part of the aging process. Symptoms of this include a spinning sensation with certain positions and sometimes even nausea, vomiting, sweating, and abnormal eye movements occur. It can be very brief with its duration but also very severe causing loss of balance. BPPV usually responds very well to conservative physical therapy treatment which we offer at Focus Physical Therapy.

 

Our goal is to see the patient within 24 hours of onset of symptoms to achieve the best results. Roughly 80-90% of patients can experience complete resolution of symptoms within 1-2 treatment sessions.  Specific treatment will depend on the cause of your vertigo, but can include head & neck movements or other exercises to help eliminate your symptoms. Your balance and walking may still be impaired after your vertigo has stopped, and your physical therapist can develop a treatment plan to improve your dizziness and balance. 

                 

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Possible conditions that can result in vertigo: 

  • Inner ear infections or disorders

  • Migraines

  • Tumors

  • Stroke

  • Surgery of inner ear

  • Head injury 

  • A hole in the inner ear

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Focus Chiropractic Center

1122 W Divide Ave

Bismarck ND 58501

Main: 701-258-5058

PT: 701-751-1550

Fax: 701-258-1041

Chiropractic

Office Hours

Monday 7-5

Tuesday 9-6

Wednesday 7-5

Thursday 7-6

Friday 7-5

Saturday 9-12

Sunday CLOSED

Physical Therapy Office Hours

Monday 9-5

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 9-5

Thursday 9-5

Friday 9-5

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday CLOSED

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