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Once a diagnosis has been reached, the following treatment options are determined to improve or eliminate the condition.
Canalith repositioning treatments are frequently used to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). These treatments allow displaced calcium crystals, called otoconia, to be re-positioned through the balance canals and returned to the utricle of the inner ear. Different canalith repositioning treatments are chosen based on the affected semi-circular canal and ear.
Canalith repositioning treatments have been shown to be approximately 90-95% effective when approximately two treatments are completed. For some, BPPV can recur; in these cases, periodic follow-up with a physical therapist may be warranted.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an essential component of the recovery process. Physical therapists with specialized training are able to assess and treat patients for acute or chronic vestibular issues, to include benign positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, and more.
The Physical therapist, with the diagnostics and information from the physician and audiologists, is able to assess and treat vertigo with repositioning maneuvers, habituation exercise, eye-head coordination exercises, and balance and proprioceptive training. Physical therapy is highly successful and can also provide education on management strategies.