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BPPV Overview (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

BPPV Overview (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

BPPV is the most common inner ear cause of vertigo, but remains a mystery to most people including healthcare providers. So I created this list to help you understand it better. BPPV is an acronym for the most common vestibular disorder: Benign Paroxysmal Positional...
What To Do When Vertigo Exercises Don’t Help

What To Do When Vertigo Exercises Don’t Help

In this blog, I discuss the topic of vertigo exercises that are given to a patient without a proper root cause assessment. Two months ago, I had the honor of presenting my third UCSD Stein Public Lecture, this one with the title, “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II...
Symptomatic BPPV: BPPV without Nystagmus

Symptomatic BPPV: BPPV without Nystagmus

I had an interesting day today because I resolved two cases of BPPV without nystagmus, or symptomatic BPPV. I want to share with you a question both of the patients asked me during our private sessions. Both of the patients I saw had BPPV, but had previously been told...
Common Causes of BPPV

Common Causes of BPPV

In this blog, I share some common causes of BPPV. BPPV is the most common inner ear problem, or vestibular disorder, and it is caused by crystals floating into a semi-circular canals in the inner ear – where they are not supposed to be. People often wonder what...
Can I Have More Than One Cause for my Symptoms Of Vertigo?

Can I Have More Than One Cause for my Symptoms Of Vertigo?

I recently saw a patient with vertigo who asked me very innocently, “Can I have more than one thing that causes symptoms of vertigo?” I smiled at the question knowing the dizziness is usually multifactorial. I explained that in his particular case, this individual had...

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