Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV – What’s that? Greensboro, NC

Does rolling over in bed give you the spins?
Does tilting your head, looking up, or looking underneath your body make you feel like you are going to vomit?
If you have these symptoms and they last just a short time, like 30 seconds, you may have Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. BPPV, for short, means that the vertigo is not harmful, only lasts a short while, and is position dependent.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a disorder caused by problems in the inner ear. It’s symptoms include positional vertigo or a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of your head. It usually only lasts seconds or minutes, and may also make you feel nauseous. It can also be a symptom of a recent head trauma or injury, like falling or being in a car accident.

What can you do about it? You can do nothing and see if the symptoms go away.  You can wait to have your physician see you.

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You can call a physical therapist in Greensboro today and get this problem solved. If it is determined to be BPPV, your physical therapist can treat you the same day and BPPV usually resolves in 1 to 3 visits.   You will be instructed in how to treat your symptoms at home, on your own, with 1 or 2  follow up visits if the symptoms do not resolve completely.

If you suspect you have BPPV and live in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Asheboro, Elon, Kernersville, Reidsville or the surrounding communities, call our office today to schedule your appointment.

About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. He owns LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC, with his wife Andra, in Greensboro, N.C. He has been helping active people stay fit, active and healthy without medications, injections or surgery since 1999. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2008. Dr. LeBauer graduated from Duke University in 1996 with a B.A. in History and moved to San Francisco where he studied Massage Therapy and Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. He has specialized in Myofascial Release since 2000 and is an Instructor with the John F. Barnes MFR Seminars. A native of Greensboro, Dr. LeBauer returned in 2005 to continue the third generation of LeBauers as health care professionals in Greensboro. Dr. LeBauer helps weekend warriors, high level athletes, desk jockeys, students, children and anyone with pain, stiffness return to the activities the love without expensive imaging, pain medications, injections or surgery. He specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, pain and injuries which have not responded to traditional treatments and therapies with the goal of helping patients have less pain, move better and feel wonderful in their bodies. Dr. LeBauer also helps other physical therapists start and grow successful cash-based physical therapy practices. He has developed an online training course that describes in detail how to start a small private practice, along with his marketing secrets and strategy. He is currently available for recorded telephone and video coaching sessions, email support, on-site visits and speaking engagements. Contact him for more information, rates and services.. Dr. LeBauer enjoys riding one of his vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooters or his bicycle to work. He has raced bicycles since high school and as a category 1 amateur throughout the United States. He was based out of Northern California and North Carolina and spent a very memorable summer racing in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. He enjoys working in his garden and has an edible landscape including pears, apples, scuppernogs (native muscadine grapes), raspberries, blueberries, figs, various seasonal vegetables and shiitake mushrooms. He has two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife.

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