Vertigo Disability

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 perform physical exams, including tests for balance and hearing.

Peripheral vertigo occurs due to problems with the inner ear. It can be caused by head movements and generally lasts only several minutes.

Particle Repositioning Movement

The Epley maneuver is a series head movements that can ease BPPV symptoms. The movements assist in moving the calcium carbonate out of your utricle into your semicircular channels and into the semicircular channels, where they belong. The crystals that have escaped may disintegrate or be absorbed by your body.

The Epley maneuver is a simple procedure that can be completed at home. However, it’s recommended to have a medical professional guide you through the procedure. Incorrect technique can increase your dizziness.

CRP is a different treatment for BPPV. It involves moving the particles responsible for your vertigo from the semicircular canals containing fluids in your ear’s inner canal to a different part of your ear that does not cause dizziness. The procedure is typically successful after a few treatments. It’s also possible to have surgery that involves inserting a bone plug into the ear’s inner part. This procedure is typically used when other methods don’t work.

Home balance exercises

Balance exercises that are varied at home can help improve vertigo symptoms such as dizziness and instability. These exercises could include eye movement control, walking in place, and other moves. Your doctor will tailor these exercises according to your needs. You may also be given medication to ease motion sickness or nausea.

You can use the Epley maneuver to assist in repositioning calcium crystals within the semicircular canals if your vertigo is due to BPPV. This may reduce or eliminate vertigo-related attacks. The technique involves reclining on the bed and turning your head 90 degrees to one side (for example to the left). After 30 seconds you should get up on the opposite side of the table.

Vertigo can be caused by a number of conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. In these instances treating the underlying cause generally eliminates vertigo. If there are other causes, therapy for the symptom might help such as medications to reduce anxiety or nausea.

Physical therapy

You can usually eliminate dizziness caused by benign positional vertigo by making a few simple movements. These involve a rapid repositioning your head. This is referred to as Epley maneuvers or canalith repositioning. You can either learn to do it on your own or have a physician show you. The procedures move the otoconial agglomerate away from the semicircular canal and into the utricular area, where it will no longer cause vertigo due to positioning.

Other treatments might be needed according to the underlying issue that is the cause of your symptoms. For instance, if have an ear condition that causes BPPV your doctor could prescribe a medicine to ease your symptoms. They may also suggest physical therapy or counseling.

If you suffer from vertigo it is important to take the appropriate precautions. For instance, you should remove any tripping hazards around your home. You should lie or sit down when symptoms occur and should not attempt to read or work until they disappear.

Surgical treatment

BPPV is the most frequent cause of vertigo. This occurs when tiny calcium particles (canaliths) are sucked out of the utricle inside your ear’s inner canal and enter one of the semicircular canals where they don’t belong. The cause of dizziness is the movement of your head, or a change in your body position. Canalith repositioning maneuvers, like the Epley maneuver, can help to shift crystals back to the utricle. These are specific head moves that your healthcare professional can do in their office or teach you how to perform at home.

Your doctor may recommend additional tests to identify the cause 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. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to examine the structure of your head and ears. Medications may be prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting.