Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Vertigo is a condition that affects thousands of people and treatment options may vary depending on the specific type of infliction. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, also known as BPPV, is the most common form of vertigo and luckily the easiest to treat. This particular form occurs when small sized calcium crystals become loose and free in the inner ear or subsequent canals. BPPV can occur at any age and while there is normally no evident cause, it is most commonly found in individuals over the age of 60. Fortunately, Dr. Carol A. Foster developed a specific maneuver that can provide instant relief from this ailment.
The half somersault maneuver was created as a solution to Dr. Foster’s own painful bout with vertigo. With the particular movements she put together, the crystals or particles can be moved out of the horizontal canal and back into their rightful place, thus eliminating the vertigo. Not only does it provide immediate results, it eliminates the potentially costly visits to the doctor to receive treatment. It is free and can be done in the privacy of one’s home without any assistance.
The DIY Home Exercise For Common Form of Vertigo begins with the individual crouched down on the floor, legs bent at the knees so that he or she is sitting on their lower legs. Hands should be placed in front, palms flat on the floor. The sufferer should then look straight up towards the ceiling then lower their head to the floor as if they were going to do a front roll or somersault. The head is then turned right or left, depending on which ear is affected. After turning, the individual should raise their head extremely quickly to the same height as their back. Then, raise their head completely upright. This maneuver is explained through diagrams, pictures or videos on the internet.
A medical professional should first diagnose the vertigo, establish which ear is affected and then determine the specific type of the condition. This information enables the individual to determine which treatment options will work best for their situation. While there are medical procedures that often help, do it yourself home exercises have proven highly effective and successful.