Exercises & Home Remedies

Exercises for Vertigo

One of the most difficult conditions a person can experience is Vertigo. At times it’ll feel as if the world around you is spinning. This issue is mostly caused by a problem with the inner ear. The most common causes that lead to vertigo are BPPV, also known as the paroxysmal positional vertigo as well as the vestibular neuritis or Meniere’s disease.

And since vertigo comes with some major symptoms such as spinning, tilting, unbalanced posture, the feeling of being pulled to one direction and even swaying, it’s always a good idea to consult with a doctor for treatment.

These exercises for vertigo listed below should be performed under the supervision of an experienced and well trained physical therapist. Performing these exercises on your own without the aid of a professional can result in injury.

Your balance and the movements of your eyes are controlled by the vestibular system, which includes parts of the inner brain and ear. People with a damaged vestibular system often experience symptoms of vertigo and dizziness. The exercises performed in Vestibular rehabilitation therapy help improve inner ear and balance problems, dizziness, and abnormal eye movements.

Home Remedies for Vertigo

Vertigo, or the sensations of spinning and dizziness, can limit a person’s activities and make them feel sick. While medication is available to treat vertigo, it is not always necessary, especially when natural treatments can work just as well without side effects.

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness and spinning, occurring with or without any movement. It is caused when the brain feels the body is off-balance even though it is not. When feeling dizzy, a person should sit down immediately to reduce the chances of getting hurt if they fall. Usually, vertigo is a symptom of an underlying medical condition or several different conditions. Sometimes, vertigo will only occur once, but for other people, it will reoccur until the underlying cause is determined.

What are the causes?

Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo or BPPV is the most common type of vertigo. A buildup of deposits in the inner ear causes BPPV. The inner ear is responsible for the body’s sense of balance. With BPPV, certain movements may cause dizziness and a spinning sensation for a short time.

BPPV is a common condition. Most people have a lifetime prevalence of 2.4 percent, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. Also, BPPV recurs 50 percent of the time, according to a 2014 report published in the journal Advances in Otolaryngology.