Getting Help for Vertigo

Have you or a loved one ever experienced vertigo? If you have, you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be. Did you know that physical therapy may help? Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH offers a personalized Vestibular Rehabilitation Program to help you if you’ve been diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

Vertigo is a common problem of the vestibular system (inner ear). It causes dizziness, nausea, and/or vomiting. The problem begins when small particles called calcium carbonate crystals start to move in your inner ear canals. These floating crystals, which should be stuck in place, can be guided back into place by a physical therapist who uses movement-based treatments.

When sudden dizziness occurs, as with any other medical issues, consult your primary care physician. If you have questions about PT for vertigo, feel free to call the rehab department at Wentworth Douglass Hospital: (603) 740-2101.