Top Ways to Combat Vertigo

Vertigo is an unpleasant sensation of dizziness that can cause you to feel like you’re off-balance or like the world is spinning around you. There are many things that can cause vertigo, including certain medications, brain problems, a head or neck injury and problems with the inner ear. No matter what’s causing your vertigo, there are things you can do to combat it.

Brandt-Daroff Exercise

Sit on your bed and tilt your head away from the side the vertigo is coming from at a 45-degree angle. Lie down one one side with your head in the same position and your nose pointed upwards. Maintain this position for at least 30 seconds or until the vertigo subsides. Return to your original seated position and repeat the motions on the other side of your body.

Epley Manuever

If the vertigo stems from the left side or ear, follow the Epley Maneuver. Sit upright on the edge of your bed and rotate your head to the left at approximately 45 degrees. Lie down with a pillow underneath your shoulders and hold the position for 30 seconds. Next, turn your head to the right 90 degrees without raising it up and hold it there for 30 seconds. Finally, turn your body and head to the right so your gaze is directed toward the floor and remain there for 30 seconds. Slowly sit up but don’t stand up for a few minutes. Conduct these actions on the opposite side if the vertigo comes from the right ear.

Visit the Chiropractor

Many people wonder can a chiropractor help with vertigo? The answer is yes! Your chiropractor can manipulate certain joints and muscles to relieve tension and restore proper function. Your chiropractor may also help you complete the Epley Maneuver if your vertigo is due to inner ear problems.

Vertigo can affect your ability to live a normal life. To combat the problem, try the above maneuvers and chiropractic treatments.