Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Treating dizziness with YouTube technique


In the July 24, 2012, issue of Neurology is a story on the Epley Maneuver.

This is an approach to the weird dizzy symptoms caused by crystals in your inner ear sort of glomming around in sludge to a point where the brain is signaled to get dizzy or cause you to vomit.

The technical name is paroxysmal positional vertigo (BVVP).

I once had this I think—or several times. One time I even went to the ER because I could not stop walking to the left. They thought stroke, but it wasn’t.

Check out www.aan.com/guidelines. You can also go to YouTube and enter “Epley Maneuver.”

It’s simple—lie down, head back and turn from side to side—watch the video for details. There are several on YouTube.

If the symptoms persist—it could be something more serious—don’t be dumb, ask someone.

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