Ritika Dogra

By - Ritika Dogra
Functional Manual Therapist at VARDĀN
Vertigo is a common ailment that affects a large number of people every year. And although it isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can affect the quality of life substantially. Vertigo is a sense of rotation, rocking, moving, or spinning experienced even when someone is perfectly still. Movement of the head or body can worsen the symptoms of vertigo, which include lightheadedness, nausea, or vomiting. When vertigo occurs, it may last for hours or even days before resolving.
What Causes Vertigo?
There are dozens of causes of vertigo, including:
  • Central nervous system issues such as stroke or tumor
  • Cervical spine issues
  • Vascular impairment
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Inner-ear infections
  • BPPV or “loose crystals”
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo and can be characterized by the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that your head is spinning inside. BPPV often is described as brief episodes of dizziness, ranging from mild to intense, and is often triggered by changes in the position of your head, turning over in bed, or sitting up quickly. BPPV symptoms are due to displaced crystals of calcium, called otoconia, that have collected within a part of the inner ear. Head movements cause the displaced otoconia to shift, sending false signals to the brain.
The signs and symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) may include:
  • Dizziness
  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
  • A loss of balance or unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
Risk Factors
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo occurs most often in people age 50 and older but can occur at any age.
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is also more common in women than in men.
  • A head injury or any other disorder of the balance organs of your ear may make you more susceptible to BPPV.
Cervical Vertigo
Another type of Vertigo is cervicogenic vertigo dizziness, commonly known as Cervical Vertigo. Cervical Vertigo is related to the cervical spine.
Causes of cervicogenic vertigo
  • Head and neck injury, such as whiplash.
  • Sports injury
  • Arthritis
  • Surgery
  • Poor Posture
  • Lightheadedness
  • Floating feeling
  • Unsteadiness walking
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of balance
  • Headache
  • Ear pain
  • Ringing in ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in concentrating
How Functional Manual Therapy® Helps?
Functional Manual Therapy® is a comprehensive system of evaluation and treatment through hands-on techniques. This approach is based on three pillars: mechanical capacity, neuromuscular capacity, and motor control. Evaluation of the patient based on these pillars not only ensures detailed assessment but also helps to find out the root cause of Vertigo. Treatment includes Balance training, Gait training, Muscle re-training, Manual techniques for BPPV and cervicogenic vertigo, Vestibular rehabilitation, Postural training.

Vestibular Rehabilitation treats a broad spectrum of balance dysfunctions including vertigo, imbalance, and dizziness. We perform a variety of tests to narrow down what may be causing their symptoms and evaluate a patient’s balance, vision, coordination, neck, strength, and most importantly the description of their specific complaints or difficulties.
Our Client Speak

I am a mother of two little kids and running after them and managing their routine brought drastic changes in my upper back posture. And being a typical mother, I ignored it until I started experiencing pain in my neck and upper back along with occasional numbness. But the worst part was yet to come when the neck movements started making me dizzy. That was the time when I approached VARDĀN for the therapeutic intervention. And I can't thank enough to my stars, that I was assigned Functional manual therapist Ritika who not only have a thorough knowledge and also knows how to practically apply the same. The way she builds rapport with the patient is highly appreciable. I would like to draw attention to the fact that not only my posture and the associated problems got better but most importantly I could feel much better at a deeper level because I strongly believe that dealing with physical changes is always directly linked to the mental well-being of a person. I wish Ritika a very bright future ahead and may her therapeutic hands continue to heal and bring positive changes in the lives of those who get the opportunity to get treated by her.
THANK YOU Ritika and Team VARDĀN.

–Priyanka Kaw
VARDĀN is open for consultation & treatment sessions. You can book an appointment with our Functional Manual Therapist to avail our services. We are following stringent precautionary measures for your safety. To contact, you may call or mail us.
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