Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms, and when they occur. This will help identify the cause of the symptoms. They’ll also do physical examinations, including tests to check your hearing and balance.
The inner ear is a vulnerable area and can cause vertigo that is peripheral. This is usually triggered by head movements and lasts for only a few moments.
Particle moving to reposition itself
The Epley maneuver is a sequence of head movements that help relieve BPPV symptoms. The movements help relocate the calcium carbonate crystals that are in your utricle back into your semicircular canals where they belong. The rogue crystals may then dissolve or be reabsorbed into your body.
You can try the Epley maneuver at home, although it is essential to have an audiologist or doctor show you how to do it. The wrong technique can worsen your dizziness.
CRP is an alternative treatment for BPPV. The particles that cause vertigo are moved out of the semicircular canals stuffed with fluid in your inner ear, to a part that doesn’t cause dizziness. After a few treatments, the procedure is usually efficient. It’s also possible to have a surgical procedure that requires inserting a bone-filled plug into your ear’s ear canal. This option is usually only used when other methods aren’t working.
Home balance exercises
A variety of balance exercises at home can aid in improving vertigo symptoms such as dizziness and instability. They could include marching in place and eye movement control as well as other movements. Your healthcare professional will customize these exercises to suit your needs. You might also be prescribed medication to relieve motion sickness or nausea.
You can try the Epley maneuver to help reposition calcium crystals in the semicircular canals, if your vertigo is due to BPPV. This can help reduce or eliminate vertigo attacks. The technique involves lying on your back and bending your head 90degrees to one side, for example to the left. After 30 seconds you should stand up on the other side of the table.
Vertigo can be caused by a number of conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. In these cases treating the root cause usually cures vertigo. Other causes can be addressed with a treatment that targets the symptom, for example, medications for anxiety or nausea.
You can usually eliminate dizziness caused by benign vertigo using a few movements. These involve rapid head repositioning. The method is known as canalith repositioning or Epley maneuvers. You can learn how to do it yourself or have your doctor demonstrate it to you. The maneuvers are designed to move otoconial agglomerates from the semicircular space into the utricular zone, where they can no longer cause vertigo due to positioning.
Other treatments might be needed depending on the root issue that is causing your symptoms. For instance, if have an ear condition that triggers BPPV Your doctor may prescribe a medication to relieve your symptoms. They might also suggest physical therapy or counseling.
It’s essential to take safety measures if you suffer from vertigo by eliminating tripping hazards around your home. When symptoms are apparent you should lay down or sit down and not read or work until the symptoms subside.
The most frequent vertigo-related cause is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It is caused by small calcium particles (canaliths) which are usually found in the utricle in your inner ear, are sucked out and land in one of the semicircular cannulae. The cause of dizziness is the movements of your head or the change in the body’s position. Canalith movements to reposition, such as the Epley maneuver, assist in shifting crystals back into utricle. These are specific head movements that your healthcare provider can perform in their office or show you how to do at home.
Your doctor may recommend additional tests to pinpoint the source of vertigo. These may include electronystagmography (ENG) or videonystagmography (VNG), which measure involuntary eye movements while you move your head and try to maintain a steady gaze. The head’s structure and ears can be studied using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Medicines can be prescribed to help reduce nausea and vomiting.