Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: The science and how Functional Neurology can help
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a prevalent vestibular disorder characterized by sudden, intense bouts of dizziness triggered by specific head movements. The condition arises from the dislodgment of calcium carbonate crystals within the inner ear, leading to disturbances in the vestibular system’s normal functioning. While BPPV is generally non-life-threatening, its impact on daily life can be profound, causing symptoms like vertigo, imbalance, and nausea.
Functional Neurology emerges as a promising avenue for BPPV management due to its holistic and individualized approach. Unlike conventional treatments that often focus on symptom relief alone, functional neurology delves into the root causes of BPPV, addressing underlying neurological imbalances. By understanding the intricate connections within the nervous system, functional neurology aims to optimize neurological function and restore balance to the vestibular system.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a cornerstone of our integrative approach at Axon Integrative Health. PBM utilizes low-level light therapy to stimulate cellular activity and enhance tissue repair. In the context of BPPV, PBM proves beneficial by promoting cellular regeneration within the inner ear, aiding in the resolution of symptoms. Our experienced practitioners tailor PBM protocols to each patient’s unique needs, ensuring targeted and effective treatment.
Corrective Exercise is another vital component of our BPPV treatment strategy. Our skilled therapists employ specialized exercises and maneuvers designed to reposition displaced ear crystals and improve overall vestibular function. Through hands-on interventions- such as the Epley Manuever, and personalized exercise plans, patients at Axon Integrative Health experience gradual but sustainable improvements in their BPPV symptoms.
Vestibular training, a key pillar of our integrative approach, focuses on enhancing the brain’s ability to interpret signals from the vestibular system. Through a series of exercises and activities, patients undergo systematic training to recalibrate their balance and spatial orientation. This targeted approach not only alleviates immediate symptoms but also equips individuals with long-term tools to manage and prevent future episodes of BPPV.
Brain training techniques complete our comprehensive approach to BPPV at Axon Integrative Health. By engaging in neurologically specific exercises, patients can enhance their brain’s adaptive capacity and promote lasting improvements in vestibular function. Our practitioners guide individuals through customized brain training programs, ensuring that treatment aligns with each patient’s unique neurological profile.
Axon Integrative Health strives to be the center for patients with BPPV in Denver. Our integrative and patient-centric approach, combining functional neurology with photobiomodulation, physical therapy, vestibular training, and brain training techniques, provides a holistic solution for BPPV management. Embrace a future free from the constraints of vertigo and imbalance – choose Axon Integrative Health for BPPV treatment that goes beyond conventional approaches, empowering you to regain control of your life.