Have you ever had the feeling that you are spinning while actually standing still? Perhaps you have felt like your surroundings are moving, although in reality they aren’t. This is vertigo, which affects millions of people around the world.
There are two types of vertigo:
If you have experienced vertigo, you’ll know that it can become very frustrating and interfere with your everyday life. But there are some exercises that you can do at home that offer an effective vertigo treatment.
Before you try any exercises for vertigo, it’s essential that you book a consultation with a licensed hearing care professional to get a formal evaluation and diagnosis. Sometimes these types of exercises can cause temporary dizziness. So, if you don’t have anyone with you when you exercise, make sure you have a chair in front of you and a wall behind you – this will support you if you lose balance.
Aim to do one set of five repetitions on each side, following these steps:
Once you have visited a medical professional to discuss your vertigo symptoms, and you have confirmation which ear is affected, you can do the following exercise. If you have BPPV in your left ear, try the following steps:
This is another helpful exercise for vertigo. If you have BPPV in your left ear, follow the steps below. If you have BPPV in your right ear, do the exercise in the opposite direction.
Sometimes referred to as the half-somersault, this is one of the easiest exercises for vertigo. You don’t need to be on a bed or help from anyone. As before, follow these steps if you have BPPV in your left ear. If you have BPPV in your right ear, do them on your right side.
Note: given that vertigo sufferers will have imbalance issues, it's important to be aware that a fall may occur, so please take extra care and have someone supervise you while you carry out these exercises.
If you have experienced vertigo then you know it can be much more than just feeling occasionally dizzy. It can have a considerable impact on your quality of life. It's important to speak to a trained medical professional, and once you have discussed a course of action, these exercises for vertigo treatment can help improve your balance and reduce or even stop your feelings of dizziness and nausea.
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