We’ve talked about maneuvers and exercises that help remedy vertigo symptoms before.The Epley and Semont maneuvers are popular for their efficacy in treating Meniere’s disease. As part of a multi-pronged approach, they are an effective treatment method. Doctors may combine these techniques with medications and other remedies. These exercises can ease symptoms, especially when paired with other medical intervention. A more balanced life is within reach for most patients who do Brand-Daroff excercises.
Simple Exercises That Work
Brandt-Daroff exercises are worth learning about. You’ll gain a better understanding of inner-ear alignment in the human body. Not to mention that these exercises can provide relief for many people. Most patients can have less episodes and improve their quality of life with these moves.
The exercises are so effective that they can help to stop an episode of dizziness. Also, extended use can help the body build resistance to future symptoms. Many different patients use the techniques, including those with labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis. Brandt-Daroff excercises are so popular that they are part of many treatment programs. Almost every patient should be able to use these exercises because they are so simple.
Perfoming Brand-Daroff Excercises
- Start in an upright, seated position as if it were any normal activity involving a chair.
- Move to lie down on one side, usually whichever side feels more comfortable (if any).
- Tilt your nose up at roughly a 45-degree angle.
- Hold for 30 seconds. If it’s more comfortable to remain in this position for longer, do so. Everyone is different.
- Return to the base position from the first bullet point.
- Repeat for your other side.
- Repeat the exercise as many times as needed.
- If you feel nauseous, don’t perform the exercises. It could make you feel worse or vomit.
The Semont maneuver is similar to other vertigo fighting exercises. It is less complicated than the Epley, but requires a few near-rapid movements. It can take some getting used to and depending on the patient should be overseen by a doctor. Reading about the exercises may also be enough for you, depending on how well you take direction. One thing to consider before trying this method is that you must sit in one position for a few minutes.
There are many different home treatments to fight symptoms of vertigo. That’s because vertigo effects people in many different ways. Everyone who has vertigo will feel effects in different parts of their ear or sinuses. Every exercise we discussed force inner-ear fluid to settle in the correct place. A patient requiring only minor treatment may be okay using only the Brandt-Daroff maneuver. The short exercise is enough to reset the inner ear balance for someone with minor symptoms. The Semont exercise is usually more appropriate for those with severe fluid build up in the inner ear. The rapid movements and long periods of sitting will help quell more severe symptoms.
Finally, it’s important to learn about how Meniere’s disease effects you as an individual. The more you know, the better you can use the tools we share with you.