For the Diagnosis and Treatment of BPPV
What is the Dizzyclear® Pillow?
It is a wedge-shaped pillow made from polyurethane foam. It has a firm consistency specially designed to perform home Epley maneuver for the treatment of posterior canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Formerly, we have tried various pillows made from memory foam, feather downs, and cotton with less favourable outcomes. Dizzyclear pillow, due to its specific shape and firmness, is able to provide the correct position of head and neck for performing home Epley maneuver effectively. It can be used at home or in the office, on a bed, or on the floor. This pillow has been tried successfully on various patients of different heights and weights. The maximum weight we have tried is 140kg.
What are the uses of the Dizzyclear® Pillow?
1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The Dizzyclear pillow will help with performing home Epley maneuver for the treatment of posterior canal BPPV, the commonest cause of vertigo.
2. Chronic dizziness. Dizzyclear pillow may help with the management of chronic dizziness through performing several home exercises such Brandt-Daroff’s home exercises. Brandt-Daroff’s home exercises are part of vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). The real benefit is gained after doing REGULAR exercises.
3. Other uses of Dizzyclear pillow
Instructions on how to use the pillow
Many people suffer from heartburn. Sleeping with a slightly raised pillow may help improve heartburn symptoms by reducing the acid from the stomach to the food pipe.
There are several reasons for ankle and foot swelling. When the leg is elevated, the force of gravity will assist in moving the fluid to the body to help reduce swellings.
Back pain is extremely common; up to 80% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their life. Placing a pillow between the legs or thighs helps to maintain the neutral alignment of the hips and pelvis, which puts less strain on back muscles and ligaments. Pillow on the back while sitting on the chair or sofa will help to maintain a neutral posture.
Home Epley maneuver for right sided BPPV
Other uses of Dizzyclear pillow
What is the Dizzyclear book?
Dizzyclear has been written by an emergency and family medicine consultant. It is based on his experience of treating over 3000 patients. There are over 50 illustrations for readers to understand about dizziness and vertigo. This book has two parts. The first part deals with general management of dizziness, while the second part specifically about vertigo and its management. These illustrations describe how to do home exercises, particularly for vertigo sufferers. It also explains about effective treatments including home remedies which people can manage themselves. It is also available in the e-book. Most dizzy sufferers will benefit from reading the Dizzyclear book and using the Dizzyclear pillow.
Dizzyclear is a NOT FOR PROFIT company, helping vertigo sufferers around the world. Thousands of people have already benefitted from Dizzyclear book and pillow. The book will help individuals understand about dizziness and the pillow will provide assistance in dislodging the crystals from the inner ear to improve or cure vertigo.
What is the Dizzyclear Questionnaire?
The Dizzyclear clinic was started in 2001 in the Emergency Department of Bronglais hospital Aberystwyth. This is small town located in west Wales, United Kingdom. I have successfully treated over 1200 vertigo sufferers so far. I used to suffer from vertigo and never received an effective treatment despite most of my friends and colleagues being doctors. I had a recurrence of vertigo symptoms on a monthly basis. During part of my training in ENT, head and neck surgery I learned the assessment and treatment of vertigo patients. I tried this treatment on myself and hundreds of patients very successfully. Most of my patients are able to treat their vertigo at home with the help of home exercises with the pillow. The BBC has interviewed me in August 2001 and has another planned for December 2011 regarding this successful treatment offered to vertigo sufferer’s right across Wales. We do see patients not only from Wales but also from England Scotland, and Middle East.
Both Dizzyclear book and pillow are the result of extensive experience in treating dizziness patients.