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3285 How to treat vertigo at home with the Epley Manoeuvre

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Hello. Vertigo is a sensation where you feel that you or the world is spinning or moving. It can be a very troubling symptom, which can limit your ability to undertake everyday tasks. Your balance is partly controlled by a small sensor in the inner ear. In some people, tiny fragments or crystals inside the inner ear break off and move about as they move their head. This debris can cause a type of vertigo called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV for short. Benign means that there is no serious cause to these symptoms. Paroxysmal means that it causes sudden, short bursts of vertigo, and positional means that certain movements trigger the symptoms. In this video, we will show you an exercise called the Epley manoevure which can be used to successfully treat BPPV by moving the debris in your inner ear. The manoeuvre differs slightly depending on which ear is affected. But don’t worry if you don’t know which ear is causing the symptoms. Try the movement for the right ear, and if you don't get any symptoms when doing it, try it again with the left ear. To perform the Epley manoeuvre you will need to start by sitting on a bed with a pillow placed behind you. The pillow should be under your shoulders when you lie flat and not under your head. Start by sitting upright on the bed with your legs stretched out in front of you and turn your head 45 degrees to the right Keep your head in this position and lie back quickly with your shoulders on the pillow and your head against the mattress of the bed. If you have BPPV in your right ear this will provoke the vertigo for 20 to 30 seconds. Hold this position for 30 seconds or at least until the vertigo has settled. In the same reclined position, turn your head 90 degrees to the left and wait for 30 seconds Turn your body and your head a further 90 degrees to the left and wait for 30 seconds Slowly sit up onto your left side Start by sitting upright on the bed with your legs stretched out in front of you and turn your head 45 degrees to the left Keep your head in this position and lie back quickly with your shoulders on the pillow and your head against the mattress of the bed. If you have BPPV in your left ear this will provoke the vertigo for 20 to 30 seconds. Hold this position for 30 seconds or at least until the vertigo has settled. In the same reclined position, turn your head 90 degrees to the right and wait for 30 seconds Turn your body and your head a further 90 degrees to the right and wait for 30 seconds Slowly sit up onto your right side It is normal to feel a bit dizzy or have a sense of floating when you walk or sit for a few days after the manoeuvre, so do not worry if this occurs. You should expect the manoeuvre to improve your symptoms within 2 to 3 days. If the Epley manoeuvre does not work, it may need to be repeated. There is no limit to how many times it can be performed, but we would recommend that you restrict it to once a day. If you do not notice any improvements in your symptoms within 1 week, please contact your doctor or the physiotherapist for advice.

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Posted by: richardwh on Mar 8, 2017

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