Diagnosing and Treating Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common type of vertigo. BPPV occurs when you move your head suddenly, causing you to feel dizzy. It is rarely a serious issue and can be helped through physical therapy.

At Texoma Medical Center, our vestibular rehabilitation specialist may use Frenzel Goggles, along with other techniques, in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of vertigo. Treatments for vertigo include:

  • Canalith repositioning — Several simple head positioning movements to move displaced particles from your inner ear that are the cause of your symptoms.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation — Exercises include habituation, gaze stabilization and balance training. The goal of habituation is to reduce dizziness with the activities and movements that trigger symptoms. The goal of gaze stabilization is to help with vision during movement.

Talk to your doctor or physical therapist if you feel like these treatments can help you.

Get a Physician Referral

If you need a referral to a rehabilitation therapist or other physician at Texoma Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-903-416-3627.