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
We were recently asked, “Why does BPPV go away and come back?”. To understand the treatment and natural history of BPPV it helps to understand how it happens in the first place. Lets imagine that the inner ear is akin to a tiny snow globe inside the head. In a healthy person the snow inside this globe is actually stuck down but with age the snow comes loose and begins to fly around when disturbed. Now lets imagine there is a … Read More
After being diagnosed with BPPV many people report mixed feelings. First – relief at not having a brain tumor or stroke, second – happiness that there is a treatment and third – discomfort with having a chronic disease. BPPV is indeed a chronic disease. The otoconia, (normal balance crystals) which cause the symptoms of BPPV when in the wrong place, do not disappear when treated with the Epley Maneuver or with home BPPV treatment, rather the particles are moved. More than … Read More