Benign Positional Vertigo is a very common cause of dizziness. The classic symptom is dizziness that suddenly occurs when turning over in bed. It is caused by a blockage in one or more of the fluid filled canals in the equilibrium center (inner ear).
A physician will first determine which ear is affected with a Dix-Hallpike test, and then will perform a series of 3 Epley maneuvers, as shown in this video. In this example, the right ear is affected. Relief from the vertigo is usually quite dramatic.
At North Idaho Direct Primary Care, we are able to treat Benign Positional Vertigo, in addition to other ailments. If you have dizziness and would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office at 208-772-5204. If you found this article helpful, click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter.