Vertigo - Active Physio Health


Are you experiencing Vertigo? If you’ve experienced dizziness for no obvious reason, you may have suffered with vertigo. If you felt like you’re on a roller coaster while you’re walking down the street or sitting in your office, then you might have vertigo. Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that is typified by the sudden sensation like the world around you is spinning. In simplest form, vertigo is a sense of movement when a person is standing or sitting still. It’s the feeling of being off balance, like you or the world around you is spinning, even when you are standing completely still. Vertigo may be so mild that it’s barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that it affects your balance and even makes you vomit.

Often people find that when lying down, their vertigo symtpoms are worse. Also when rapidly rotating or tilting the head whilst the body is still, can worsen symptoms. Many different conditions can cause vertigo, and each condition may need different physical treatment.

The feeling can come and go or it can last for hours or days. Along with the dizziness, people may also experience nausea or vomiting, headaches, double vision or a racing heartbeat. According to research, vertigo can be a once-in-a-lifetime thing that comes and goes quickly, and should not normally be cause for alarm. “It just happens,” which means to say it’s uncontrollable but fixable.

Moreover, based on the research Vertigo may range from mild to severe, may last anywhere from a few minutes to several days or more, and may include:

    • Dizziness
    • Loss of balance
    • Nausea
    • Headache
    • Sweating
    • Ringing in the ears 
  • Unusual or jerking eye movements (called nystagmus)

There are several available treatments for vertigo, all depending on the severity of the attacks, One example of this is Canalith Repositioning Procedures, this treatment is helpful. This works by shifting crystals from the inner ear and moving them out of the canal, so they can be absorbed by the body. Our expert Physiotherapists are trained in this and can help improve symptoms. Some people experience a 100% improvement of symptoms within just 3 days. Others, it can take slightly longer, up to 90% of clients report an improvement within just 3 sessions.

So if a person does experience any of these symptoms, contact us now!


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