Vertigo can be debilitating, causing you to miss work, school, or fun activities due to crippling power of the symptoms. Now, this instructional video make fix your vertigo in the comfort of your own home, for good!
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance. If you have these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning.
Causes of Vertigo
Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem and is triggered by a change of head position. Those affected often describe their symptoms as feeling as though they’re:
- Being pulled to one direction
Often times these symptoms are accompanied by:
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
Treatment for vertigo depends on the root cause, and in many cases, goes away on its own as your brain adapts to the inner ear changes thus restoring balance.
When treatment is required, it can include:
This is a type of physical therapy aimed at helping strengthen the vestibular system. Its primary function is to send signals to the brain about head and body movements relative to gravity.
Rehab trains your other senses to compensate for the vertigo.
Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers
Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology recommend a series of specific head and body movements for BPPV. The movements are designed to help move the calcium deposits out of the canal into an inner ear chamber so they can be absorbed by the body. You will likely have vertigo symptoms during the procedure as the canaliths move.
In some cases, medication may be given to relieve symptoms such as nausea or motion sickness associated with vertigo.
At Home Solutions
For those looking for a simple fix for their vertigo, try this at home instructional video developed by Kathy Walsh, a doctor at University Colorado Hospital.
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