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Canadian Medical Device Set to Speed Treatment and Cut Health Care Costs for Common Cause of Vertigo
Date:4/21/2009

A new Canadian medical device, the DizzyFIX, is now available worldwide for self-directed home treatment of the most common cause of spinning vertigo, also called BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).

Edmonton, Canada (PRWEB) April 14, 2009 -- A new Canadian medical device is now available worldwide for self-directed home treatment of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), the most common cause of spinning vertigo.



While causes can range from complications associated with aging to the shock of a violent collision, BPPV results from the collection of tiny particles in the balance canals of the inner ear. When these particles shift with head motion, they confuse the balance organ, leading to vertigo and the accompanying debilitating dizziness.

BPPV is treated using a specific series of head and body positions known as the Epley Maneuver, designed to guide the errant particles back to their proper place. Traditionally, vertigo treatment using Epley Maneuver required a visit to a specialist physician, which could mean months of disruptive dizziness for patients stuck on waiting lists. Even after a successful clinical treatment, BPPV is often recurrent and it has been estimated that, unfortunately, only about 8% of persons suffering from BPPV receive appropriate treatment.

The DizzyFIX is an award winning, inexpensive, visual feedback device that allows people suffering from BPPV to retake control of their lives through a simple, self-directed vertigo treatment. It guides patients through the Epley Man
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