Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo


What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

Vertigo, Dizziness, Nausea…feeling like the room is spinning or that you’re in a constant state of freefall. Sound familiar? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a condition that is characterized by these symptoms and can be life altering. For some patients, BPPV can come and go at random intervals, leaving those with the condition in a constant state of unease- as BPPV can impact balance, driving, and simple motor functions at a moment’s notice.

Mounting research is connecting BPPV to thyroid problems as well as a condition referred to as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Hashimoto’s as it is commonly termed, is where the immune system attacks the thyroid, and researchers see an association between this thyroid immune attack and BPPV.

How Do We Treat BPPV?

At Gates Way to Health, our mission is to discover the root cause of your condition and treat both your brain and body in tandem. Dr. Randall Gates, D.C., Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, has found great success with his BPPV patients using brain rehabilitation exercises and inflammation-reducing nutrition plans. If you have relapsing episodes of BPPV this will probably be of great interest to you.  If you or a loved one are affected by BPPV, give us a call at 833.DR.GATES to set up a free consultation with Dr. Gates so we can get to the root cause of your problem.

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