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Benign positional paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV)


Benign positional paroxysmal Vertigo

Benign positional paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by a short-lived rotational sensation triggered by certain positions of the head. They are usually very violent and may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting. Dizziness and balance problems can persist for a few hours to a few days after an episode of vertigo caused by a movement of the head. Episodes of VPPB can last from a few days to a few weeks.

Vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation approach is based on the neuroplasticity of the brain, which involves its ability to adapt in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by a vestibular deficit. In order to achieve this, exercises aimed at developing adaptation mechanisms, habituation or substitution as well as manual techniques to improve muscular and articular mobility are used. The main goal is to reduce the symptoms: loss of balance, headaches, dizziness, visual disturbances related to head or eye movements, stiffness or cervical and cranio-vertebral pain.

Vestibular rehabilitation is an approach suggested for people diagnosed with dizziness, bacterial or viral infection affecting balance (labyrinthitis, neuronite), Meniere's disease, migraines or a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). People with craniocerebral trauma (concussion), central nervous system (cerebrovascular accident, multiple sclerosis) or aging-related problems may also benefit from a vestibular rehabilitation treatment.

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