Canalith Repositioning for BPPV Treatment in Lee’s Summit, MO
Canalith repositioning for BPPV is a simple, noninvasive method of treating benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), a kind of vertigo. This treatment entails a series of head motions that help shift calcium carbonate crystals from your utricle to your semicircular canals, where they belong. If you are looking for Canalith Repositioning for BPPV treatment, please consult our specialists Dr. Kyo Hwang and his team at Prime Physical Therapy for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1161 NE Rice Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.
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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is usually affected by head movements or a change in a head position, such as looking up, turning your head, bending over or rolling in bed. While vertigo by BPPV can be annoying, it is very well-treatable. However, vertigo can be dangerous due to fall risks, difficulty driving and difficulty performing daily activity and work duty.
In the case of BPPV, small calcium crystals rocks (otoconia) that are supposed to remain in the otolith organs (a structure in the saccule or utricle of the inner ear) enter the semicircular canal located in the inner ear. These dislodged crystals cause the brain to receive conflicted messages about your body’s position. While vertigo can occur idiopathically (unknown cause), it is very common in individuals who have suffered from a head injury, such as concussion, fall accidents and motor vehicle accident, as well as other medical conditions, including high blood pressure, low blood pressure, cardiac issue, diabetes, TIA (transient ischemic attack), migraine, impaired calcium metabolism, Vitamin D deficiency and post-menopause.
Among many ways to treat vertigo, physical therapy has been considered one of the most successful forms of treatment for vertigo caused by BPPV. Our physical therapist can help you manage your symptoms and improve your balance during BPPV treatments, such as through repositioning of canalithiasis (dislodge of crystal rocks floating in the inner ear) and repositioning of cupulolithiasis (dislodged crystal rocks stuck in the inner ear).
Please request an appointment or consultation at Prime Physical Therapy to learn more about or start your session. We are conveniently located at 1161 NE Rice Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. We serve patients from Lee’s Summit MO, Greenwood MO, Blue spring MO, Lake Lotawana MO, Raytown MO, and surrounding areas!