How to treat sudden dizziness

Sometimes due to wrong sleeping methods and pressure on the spine and neck, sudden and excruciating dizziness occurs in humans. In this article, we provide explanations about the treatment and methods of improving sudden dizziness.

Benign postural vertigo is the vertigo caused by the accumulation of small crystals in the inner ear.
According to Balag, this problem is one of the most common causes of vertigo in society. 20% of vertigo is benign, sudden and situational. In elderly people, 50% of dizziness that occurs is of this type.

Confusion, dizziness, a little heaviness of the head, imbalance and nausea are the symptoms of this disease. The activities that cause these symptoms are different in different people, but they usually appear by changing the position of the head against the gravity of the earth. Getting out of bed or rolling to one side in bed is one of the most common actions that cause this type of dizziness. Because this vertigo occurs when raising the head to look forward and up, it is sometimes called upper shelf vertigo. The intermittent type is very common, meaning it may appear for a few weeks and then stop and come back.

The most common cause in people under 50 is head trauma. These vertigos are usually associated with migraines. In elderly people, the cause of these vertigo is usually the exhaustion of the balance system in the middle ear, and with increasing age, the probability of its occurrence increases. In elderly people, half of the cases occur without any specific cause. Some viruses that affect the ear cause neuroinflammation of the inner ear or disrupt the functioning of the small arteries in this area and cause dizziness, which are not very common. Vertigo rarely requires surgery.

Only when there is a blow to the ear or the vertigo continues for a long time and even in the open arched position, the patient may need surgery. Physiotherapists use specific maneuvers to treat sudden and benign postural vertigo. They treat vertigo by placing the patient in certain positions and holding them for a few seconds. 30% of vertigos reappear after this treatment, for which the treatment must be repeated. After treatment sessions, patient education is very important to prevent relapse. After performing therapeutic maneuvers in physiotherapy, the patient waits for ten minutes until the therapist is sure that the dizziness is gone.

Even the patient is asked not to drive himself home. The patient is advised to sleep with his head at a 45-degree angle for two nights after the treatment, that is, to use a relatively high pillow or to sleep on chairs with a diagonal back. It is also explained to the patient to keep his head straight during the day. Visiting a beautician or dentist in these two days can cause dizziness to return. Moving the head back is prohibited after physiotherapy treatment. One week after the treatment, caution continues with less intensity and the patient is warned to return if symptoms appear.

Source/Balagh News

November 5, 2016 22:24

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