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What's Vertigo?

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (970 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad  •  20 years experience
Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or whirling and can last from few seconds to minutes or hours. It is very important to know the cause of it.

BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is an inner ear disorder where small particles called otoconia get dislodged and fall in the semicircular canals.

Vertigo can last from few seconds to minutes. It usually comes on with a change in position. It can be accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sometimes balance issues.

Vestibular therapy or vestibular rehabilitation helps treat it and in most cases there are no symptoms after couple sessions.

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