For many people the sensation of spinning is a debilitating condition and not associated with a good night out or a cycle exercise class or as with many teenagers this week Fright night at Thorpe park or sparklers!

It is caused by problems in vestibular (balance) system of the inner ear and, if from the inner ear, is termed Peripheral Vertigo. It may be caused by Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, vestibular migraines and inflammation resulting from a common cold, bacterial infection, or physical trauma.

The most common peripheral vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and this is the one that osteopathy is most likely to be able to help you with.

Do you have it? Do you know a friend who suffers? Share this page and call Oxspines Osteopathy. Do not suffer. My patients cannot believe how much better they feel.

We have developed a good word of mouth following success here at Oxspines Osteopathy and it is a relatively unique service with patients coming from afar. I have been trained by an ENT surgeon, coupled with subsequent continual professional development courses. It is a condition that GPs and A and E departments often see and once a diagnosis of central vertigo from more serious causes has been discounted by them ( we assess too) then there are long waiting lists or nothing for this tiresome debilitating condition. It is a common condition seen in all ages from 30s to elderly.

BPPV occurs when loose calcium carbonate deposits enter the inner ear creating a sensation of motion. If you are suffering from BPPV you will likely experience repeated episodes of vertigo that typically last for a minute or so and often occur with a change in position such as turning over in bed. In addition to dizziness, you may also experience nausea, vomiting, hearing loss, tinnitus, and pain in the ear.

It’s not pleasant at all (huge understatement) and symptoms of peripheral vertigo can last for weeks but a single treatment using the Epley manoeuvre may rid you of your symptoms in just a few minutes. We usually repeat it in two weeks. If you would like to discuss your symptoms or options for treatment, then please give me a call on 07894 151654..

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