The natural treatment for vertigo and dizziness
Answers to your questions about treatment for vertigo and dizziness due to BPPV
Does the DizzyFIX really work?
Yes. Two separate studies, one by Clearwater Clinical and one by ENT doctors at the University of Western Ontario, have been conducted involving both healthy volunteers and patients with BPPV. Results indicate that the DizzyFIX is an effective aid in performing the treatment maneuver for BPPV and that patients with BPPV were able to treat themselves 88% of the time using the device. The age of the patients ranged from 35 to 75 years. Only people with severe neck problems or very poor mobility were unable to complete the maneuver.
(See Bromwich, Parnes)
Does the DizzyFIX cure BPPV?
The DizzyFIX teaches you how to treat an episode of BPPV. Currently the most common treatment for BPPV is a special series of head maneuvers. The DizzyFIX guides users through these maneuvers. While the maneuver can cure BPPV, the disease is chronic and may recur in up to 50% of people. Fortunately with the DizzyFIX, the maneuver can be repeated as needed. (See Bromwich, Parnes, Epley)
Does the DizzyFIX treat Meniere's Disease?
The true answer to this question is not so straight forward. Does the DizzyFIX treat Meniere's disease,.. No,...but people with Meniere's disease often have BPPV as well. So what does this mean? Many people with Meniere's disease also suffer from BPPV (as BPPV occurs whenever there is damage to the inner ear - as is the case with meniere's).
No. The device itself is a surprisingly simple treatment to relieve dizziness and vertigo from BPPV. The device does also come with complete instructions and a helpful DVD, which provides a video demonstration. We recommend that you have another person with you to help out if needed.
How quickly does the DizzyFIX work?
Most users find immediate relief following a treatment maneuver as guided by the DizzyFIX. In most cases symptoms of BPPV should be immediately absent if the maneuver was conducted correctly. In some cases the maneuver may need to be repeated.
How often should I use the DizzyFIX?
The DizzyFIX device need only be used when a person has symptoms consistent with BPPV. Our recommended regimen is that people use the device once a day for one week. You may stop earlier if their symptoms have resolved. If at any time other symptoms arise which are not described as part of BPPV you should immediately seek medical attention. In the event that symptoms persist we would recommend taking the device to your physician for help with the maneuver and for further medical workup.
Where can I get a DizzyFIX?
The easiest way is to purchase DizzyFIX directly from this website. In some countries the DizzyFIX is available in retail locations such as major pharmacies. (See next question below).
Can I buy the DizzyFIX from a local store instead?
This depends on whether their is a distributor in your country and whether or not they supply to local stores or just sell online.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the DizzyFIX?
Unfortunately, at this time, the DizzyFIX is not covered by insurance companies in the US, although we are making some progress towards this. You can participate towards this goal by submitting a claim to your insurance company even though it will currently be denied. This will let them know that there is a demand. You can download this template letter for this purpose.