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The abrupt sensation of spinning when you awake can be one of the most disturbing events you experience.
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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

  - Benign - it is not life-threatening

  - Paroxysmal - it comes in sudden, brief spells

  - Positional - it gets triggered by certain head positions or movements

  - Vertigo - a false sense of rotational movement


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV, is the illusory sensation of movement, whether it's the room or you "spinning".  It is an illusion, but feels SO real, as if you're falling or flipping over uncontrollably.  If you ask someone who has experienced BPPV, it's up there in the top three for most disturbing, and maybe even most disabling event they've experienced.  People fall because of this condition, and often decide to decrease their activity level to "not move the crystals".  NOT a good plan.  The consequence is less movement, less activity, more chances of falling.  The snowball effect. 


We have the expertise and equipment to accurately diagnose and treat this condition, and we are often successful after just one treatment.  We use the Insight Infrared Video Goggles by VestibularFirst, allowing us to record the movements of your eyes.  Knowing how your eyes are moving gives us a clearer understanding of how specific aspects of your vestibular system is working.  And not just for BPPV, but for other vestibular conditions as well.

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