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.
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
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
Vertigo and dizziness are very distressing problems. Some say that nausea is worse than pain. At least pain makes some physiologic sense. Vestibular diseases are problematic in that they are so poorly understood. Many patients end up vague diagnosis such as recurrent vestibulopathy. Medical science has just not reached a point where we can diagnose every kind of problem. Further, even those conditions which we can diagnose may not have effective treatments. Tinnitus is a good example of a difficult … Read More