Re: whats the best sleeping position for vertigo
Vertigo can be caused by "crystal(s)" braking loose from the base of the inner ear. We all have them, but they sometimes get in our ear canals and this is when Vertigo is experienced. This is called a BPPV. Causes for them braking away can be numerous, falling, bending over fast etc.....This is a reply I posted for someone else: The epley manuver will in no way make matters worse. I perform it all the time with patients. You do not need a special table. WHat you do need is a professional who knows which canal the bppv is in and then treat appropriately. The epley is not the only treatment, there are other manuvers, once again, depending on what canal is involved, that is the important process is determining what canal is involved and to treat appropriately. Drugs only mask the problem and in no way solve it. Meclizine is commonly prescribe which only inhibits the CNS (central nervous system) and inhibits neural transmission to the vestibular system, which inturn makes balance worse. THe manuvers do cause dizziness, but also FIX the problem. I am learning a new manuver over christmas (from my sister) that hits all canals with 1 manuver vs what I do now with the different manuvers for different canal!! I am excited, she has been doing this for years, I only have about 9 months experience (many years as a therapist), she is a chiropractor with a specialty in neurology. It is hard to find someone who knows how to Dx and Treat BPPV's. GOOD LUCK!!!