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Suffering From Vertigo? 3 Proven Treatment Options

Edward Payne

An estimated 2.4 million adults suffer from dizziness, also known as vertigo, on a regular basis.  Many others experience this unsettling problem occasionally.  If you're dealing with this life altering condition, consider the following 3 proven treatment options.

Half Somersault Maneuver

If you're battling bouts of dizziness, the odds are good that you have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, commonly known as BPPV.  Besides dizziness, this leading source of vertigo can cause:

  • Balance problems
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • A feeling that things around you are spinning
  • Blurred vision
  • Light-headedness

If your physician determines your vertigo is caused by BPPV, he or she may recommend the half somersault maneuver.  This exercise to relieve dizziness can be completed 3 or more times each day.  However, you should rest for at least 15 minutes between repetitions.  To complete this vertigo cure, you need to:

  1. Kneel down on the floor.

  2. Rest the palms of your hands flat on the floor.

  3. Gaze at the ceiling for 5 seconds.

  4. Lower your head to the floor and guide it toward your knees.

  5. Hold the position for 30 seconds.

  6. Turn your head to the side of your body where you are experiencing the most dizziness.  For instance, if your right ear is causing you to be dizzy, pivot your head to the right.  If you believe your left ear is making your dizzy, turn your head to the left.

  7. Hold the move for 30 seconds.

  8. Swiftly lift your head to a position that is level to your back.  Your head should be resting at a 45 degree angle.

  9. Hold the position for 30 seconds.

  10. Swiftly lift your head to an upright position.

  11. Stand up carefully.

Epley Maneuver

In addition to the half somersault maneuver, many doctors prescribe the Epley maneuver for people struggling with dizziness associated with BPPV.  While the half somersault method can be completed any time during the day, the Epley method needs to be done right before bedtime.  Your doctor may want you to accomplish the Epley maneuver 3 times each night for as long as you're experiencing daily bouts of dizziness.

The Epley maneuver requires you to:

  1. Sit up on the edge of your bed.

  2. Arrange a pillow under you.  Position the pillow in a manner that allows you to rest your shoulders on it instead of your head.

  3. Pivot your head 45 degrees to the side of your body where you are experiencing the most dizziness.  If your right ear is causing you to be dizzy, turn your head to the right.  If your left ear is producing your vertigo, pivot your head to the left.

  4. Swiftly lie down on your back.  Keep your head bent at the 45 degree angle.  Rest your shoulders on the pillow.

  5. Hold the move for 30 seconds.

  6. Turn your head 90 degrees to the other side.  If your right ear is causing you to be dizzy, turn your head to the left.  If your left ear is causing your vertigo, turn your head to the right.

  7. Hold the position for 30 seconds.

  8. Turn your head the remaining 45 degrees.  Turn your entire body in the same direction while looking at the floor.  If your right ear is causing you to be dizzy, you should be lying on your left side.  If your left ear is causing your vertigo, you should be lying on your right side.

  9. Hold the position for 30 seconds.

  10. Carefully sit up.

  11. Sit on the bed for 5 minutes before moving.

Posterior Canal Plugging Surgery

In some cases, the half somersault maneuver and the Epley method do not relieve the bothersome symptoms of BPPV.  If this type of conservative treatment does not improve your symptoms, your doctor might suggest posterior canal plugging surgery.  This surgery is often recommended to people who have been dealing with vertigo for at least one year.

During this procedure, your surgeon will insert a plug into the area of your ear that is causing you to become dizzy.  The plug will effectively prohibit this part of your ear from causing a dizzy reaction each time you move your head.  This stopper will also prevent your ear canal from responding negatively whenever it detects particles moving around in its vicinity.

After undergoing this surgery, more than 90 percent of patients get relief from the constant dizziness they may have faced for a long period of time.  While the procedure is usually successful, patients face a small risk for hearing loss.

If you've recently been suffering with dizziness, you are probably desperate for a successful treatment.  For many patients, one or more of the aforementioned treatment alternatives provide relief for this disturbing problem.  To learn more about these treatment options and other opportunities, make an appointment with a physician at a local medical clinic today.   


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