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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Benign positional vertigo cure, what to do?

Benign positional vertigo cure, what to do?

Vestibular rehab.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disease causing vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia (calcium carbonate stones) in the inner ear fluid. It can be easily treated with head positional exercises. Strongly recommend that you consult a physical therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation. Relief can occur withing weeks. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for benign positional vertigo?

Epley or rehab: Epley is helpful, but may be hard to do without a vestibular rehab therapist. If you do not obtain relief in a few days of doing the epley on your own, ask your doctor for a referral to a vestular rehab therapist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benign positional vertigo?

What is the definition or description of: benign positional vertigo?

Quick vertigo: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or bppv is the most common cause of vertigo. The sensation of spinning is classically triggered by changes in head position and is self limited. The spinning lasts seconds to minutes. A popular theory is that there is debris loose in the fluid of the semicircular canal of the inner ear. This debris can move the fluid triggering certain nerves to cause vertigo. ...Read more

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Can you fly in an airplane if you have benign positional vertigo?

Not really: If you have diagnosis of benign positional vertigo then it should not be an issue. Your vertigo is only happens with changing position. ...Read more

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Finally went to ER for dizziness and was diagnosed with benign positional vertigo ? Whats this is this serious>?

Finally went to ER for dizziness and was diagnosed with benign positional vertigo ? Whats this is this serious>?

BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes short episodes of intense dizziness (vertigo) when you move your head in certain directions. Vertigo is the sensation that you or your surroundings are moving. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is thought to be caused by tiny solid fragments (otoconia) in the inner ear labyrinth. In many cases the condition gets better on its own after several weeks.http://patient.info/health/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-leaflet ...Read more

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I have had repeated episodes of benign positional vertigo, each one worse than the other. How is this treated/prevented?

Epley maneuver: This is treated with the epley maneuver or canalith repositioning maneuver. Avoid quick head movements to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about benign positional vertigo?

Loose otoconia: The pathology of BPPV is well known. It is the result of loose otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) arising from the utricle of the inner ear. With specific head movements, these loose stones move and stimulate the semicircular canal cristae and the mechanical movement of the cristae of the semicircular canals, produces the spinning sensation. Head exercises or physical therapy helps quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness. ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more