Could a tiny crystal be causing your balance issues?
Vertigo caused by dislodged ear crystals could be the cause of your dizziness. After 6 weeks of experiencing the world spinning, my doctor informed me this past week that these little crystals are the cause of all my problems. He also gave me a simple step-by-step diagram to follow that has been shown to be 80% effective in resolving the issue.
You see, within our inner ear we have a pouch that holds approximately 1000 little crystals made of calcium carbonate. These crystals play a large part in helping to keep our balance. Occasionally, due to a head injury or a virus, a few crystals will escape the ‘pouch’. The end result can be a moderate to severe case of vertigo.Vertigo caused by dislodged ear crystals could be the cause of your dizziness. Click To Tweet
As you know, I have been in a full-blown EBV flare for the last 6 weeks. It lowered my immune system enough to leave me vulnerable to a second virus, that lasted for 7 torturous gastroenteritis ‘days of hell’. Which is why there was no post on Wednesday. Sorry guys, I just couldn’t.
However, I am almost fully recovered, and ready to kick this vertigo to the door! Below is a diagram showing how to re-set the crystals in your ear. Dr. O told me he had a patient recently whose vertigo was so bad she was throwing up several times a day, and was unable to drive. Within a few days of practicing these exercises, she was right as rain.*
Vertigo Caused By Dislodged Ear Crystals? ~ Simple Exercise To Re-Set Calcium Crystals In Ear
photo courtesy of: Dizziness And Balance
Turn head 45degrees toward affected side while extending the neck
Lay down keeping head rotated and neck extended. Hold position for 20-30 seconds until vertigo ceases.
Turn head 90degrees toward the unaffected side. Hold 20-30 seconds until vertigo ceases.
Turn head 90degrees and roll body toward unaffected side. Hold 20-30 sec.
Return to upright position with neck flexed for 20-30 sec. Repeat exercise if not effective the first time.
*(Do not assume to diagnose and/or treat any symptom you may be experiencing based on any information and/or advice provided on this site. ALWAYS seek professional medical care to determine your health care needs)
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