Balance & Dizziness (Vertigo) - CMC

Balance and dizziness issues, including vertigo, can be caused by a variety of factors. Some common causes include inner ear problems, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and Meniere’s disease, as well as head injuries, migraines, and certain medications.

Treatment for balance and dizziness issues will depend on the underlying cause.

Here are some common treatments for vertigo and other balance problems:

  1. Canalith repositioning maneuvers: Canalith repositioning maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver or Semont maneuver, are often used to treat BPPV. These maneuvers involve moving the head in specific ways to reposition the calcium crystals in the inner ear that are causing vertigo.
  2. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT): VRT is a type of physical therapy that can help improve balance and reduce dizziness by training the brain to compensate for inner ear problems. VRT may include exercises to improve balance and coordination, as well as eye and head movements to retrain the brain’s response to dizziness.
  3. Medications: Depending on the underlying cause of vertigo, medications may be prescribed to manage symptoms. These may include anti-vertigo medications, such as meclizine, or medications to manage underlying conditions, such as migraines or Meniere’s disease.
  4. Lifestyle changes: In some cases, lifestyle changes may help reduce symptoms of vertigo. This may include avoiding triggers, such as certain foods or activities, reducing stress, and getting enough rest and exercise.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for balance and dizziness issues.

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