On Aug 16th, 2014 I awoke feeling a little bit off. At first I wasn’t sure what was going on but I felt a little sick to my stomach and slightly dizzy. I turned to my left and sat up and my world started to turn, slowly at first. I lay back down immediately fearing I would fall and it all got a lot worse. The room spun quickly and I had trouble seeing. Just as I was starting to … Read More
natural, drug-free treatment for vertigo and dizziness due to BPPV by helping patients perform the Epley Manoeuvre successfully.
People often ask what it was that made them get BPPV. For many there is never really a satisfactory answer. However we do know some factors which may pre-dispose a person to getting vertigo due to BPPV. Any condition which damages the inner ear seems to be associated with BPPV. This ranges from trauma, to infections to the ever present condition – old age. To put some specifics on what the etiology or causes of BPPV are: About 70% of people have age related BPPV … Read More
One of the world’s most common diseases is also simultaneously one of the easiest to cure and misdiagnose. According to Ottawa-based MD, Dr. Matthew Bromwich, CEO of Clearwater Clinical Ltd., the stats are dizzying. That’s why he and his team of medical and ICT professionals worked together to create the mobile application, DizzyFix, which can help cure vertigo on the spot. Over the course of a lifetime, more than 40 percent of people will experience some kind of dizziness. The … Read More
Recently we were asked, “Which is best, the Epley, Semont or Brandt-Daroff for the treatment of BPPV?”. Like many things the answer isn’t perfectly clear. However, many studies have been done on each one and results have been reported with each maneuver. I’ll address each one below. 1) Brandt-Daroff maneuver (this example is for the Right side): This maneuver consists of sitting upright with your feet over the side of your bed, lying on your right side with your right ear against the … Read More