If someone told you, “You have rocks in your head,” you’d probably be insulted. But really, you do. We all do! If those “rocks” get disrupted, you could suffer from a heck of a case of vertigo.
It’s very debilitating!
The most common form of vertigo is now treatable in your doctors office, ABC News reports.
Ear rocks are microscopic crystals, the size of dust, that are in everyone’s inner ears.
“Those crystals are very important; they’re in every creature here on this planet,” says Dr. Ian Purcell, MD, PhD, Otoneurologist.
When crystals get displaced it can cause something called “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo” or “BPPV.”
It’s the most common form of vertigo, with many possible causes.
People suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)—a displacement of “ear rocks” or microscopic crystals in the ear that help regulate balance—may have a new form of relief, according to an ABC2 WMAR Baltimore news segment.
According to the segment, BPPV is reportedly one of the most common forms of vertigo and can be caused by sports concussions, head injuries, car accidents, or hormonal changes in women.
The crystals can be “repositioned” in a doctor’s office with a few physical maneuvers, according to ABC.
To see the segment in its entirety, visit: http://www.abc2news.com/…/new-recommendations-on-how-to-sto…
Source: ABC2 WMAR Baltimore,
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