Living With Vertigo

Vertigo Treatment

Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms and when they occur, they will help you figure out the reason behind them. Your doctor will also conduct an examination of your body, which includes tests for balance and hearing.

Peripheral vertigo is caused by problems with the inner ear. It can be triggered by head movements, and generally lasts only a few minutes.

Particles moves to reposition themselves

If you have BPPV If you suffer from BPPV, a series of head movements referred to as the Epley maneuver can ease your symptoms. The movements help move the calcium carbonate from your Utricle into your semicircular channels, where they belong. The calcium carbonate crystals rogue will then disintegrate or be absorbed back into your body.

You can do the Epley maneuver at home, however it is recommended that a doctor or audiologist show you how to do it. If you don’t follow the correct procedure, it can increase your dizziness.

Another treatment option for BPPV is a technique called canalith repositioning processes (CRP). The particles that cause vertigo are shifted from the semicircular canals that are filled with fluid inside your ear, to a part which does not cause dizziness. After a few sessions the procedure is generally successful. You can also have a surgical procedure in which a bone plug is implanted in your ear’s inner. This option is only used when other treatments are unsuccessful.

Home balance exercises

Balance exercises that are varied at home can aid in improving vertigo symptoms like dizziness and instability. These exercises could include eye movement control, walking in place, and other moves. Your healthcare provider will customize these exercises according to your individual requirements. Medicines can also be prescribed to ease nausea or motion sickness.

If your vertigo is due to BPPV If you suffer from BPPV, you can try the Epley maneuver at home to assist in repositioning the calcium crystals within the semicircular canals. This may reduce or the frequency of vertigo attacks. The procedure involves lying on your back and turning your head 90degrees to one side, for instance to the left. After 30 seconds, you must get up on the opposite side of the table.

Vertigo can be caused by many conditions, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. In these cases, treating underlying conditions typically cures vertigo. For other causes, therapy for the symptom may help, such as medication to reduce anxiety or nausea.

Physical Therapy

If your dizziness is due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) it is possible to usually get rid of it with a few quick maneuvers. These involve a rapid repositioning your head. The method is known as canalith repositioning, also known as Epley maneuvers. You can learn to perform it yourself or have a physician show you. The maneuvers move otoconial agglomerates from the semicircular space to the utricular zone which is where they cannot longer cause vertigo due to positioning.

Other treatments could be necessary dependent on the underlying issue that is causing your symptoms. For instance, if have an ear condition that causes BPPV, your doctor might prescribe a medicine to ease your symptoms. They might also recommend physical therapy or counseling.

It’s important to take precautions if you suffer from vertigo like taking care to eliminate tripping hazards from your home. When symptoms appear you should lie down or sit down and not read or work until the symptoms subside.

Surgical treatment

BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo. It occurs when small calcium particles (canaliths) that are typically found in the utricle of the inner ear, become dislodged and end up in the semicircular cannulae. The cause of dizziness is the movements of your head or a change in the position of your body. Canalith repositioning techniques, such as the Epley maneuver can help shift crystals back into your Utricle. These are specific head movements that your healthcare provider can perform in their office or teach you how to perform them at home.

Your doctor may recommend other 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). You may be prescribed medication to reduce nausea and vomiting.