Vertigo: A Simple Step by Step Guide For Treating Vertigo
What is Vertigo?
By definition, vertigo is the feeling of uncontrolled spinning. Feeling lightheaded or dizzy is different from spinning vertigo. Most often, vertigo is coming from your inner ear and is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Frequently, small crystals become dislodged in your inner ear, causing the inner ear to send incorrect information to the brain, creating vertigo.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV) is characterized as a balance disorder along with labyrinthitis and Ménière's disease. It can often result from a head injury or simply occur among those who are older. Within the labyrinth of the inner ear there are collections of calcium crystals known as otoconia, the otoconia becomes dislodged from its usual position within the utricle and migrate to semicircular canals. When the head is reoriented relative to gravity, the movement of the heavy otoconial debris within the semicircular canal causes abnormal fluid displacement and results in vertigo.
What causes vertigo?
Vertigo most often has an unknown cause (35% of incidents). However, it can also be caused by:
• Head trauma (approximately 15%)(ie. concussion or motor vehicle accident)
• Meniere’s disease
• Vestibular neuritis
• Ear surgeries
As good as resistant exercises are for vertigo, here are some simpler, easier, and more effective exercise to eliminate vertigo in as little as 15 minutes…