28 Jun How to Treat Vertigo with Brandt-Daroff Exercises by John Lieurance, functional neurology, Sarasota, Florida.
How to Treat Vertigo with Brandt-Daroff Exercises
Colonized crystals in the ear can lead to vertigo. Vertigo can be caused by small crystals that colonize in a sensitive part of the inner ear. These crystals become displaced, causing the dizziness of vertigo. Usually a physician who specializes in dizziness and balance disorders will perform The Epley or Semont maneuver to help settle the displaced crystals such as a chiropractic neurologist or doctor doing functional neurology. The Semont maneuver is a calculated and rapid moving exercise, performed only by a doctor in the safety of a doctor’s office. Brandt-Daroff exercises are similar to the Epley maneuver, but they can be done at home. These exercises can benefit anyone with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, lightheadedness or faintness. They are safe and easy to perform. The Brandt-Daroff is pictured below. Keep in mind this is for a left ear problem. If you try this and still are having symtoms please call my office or see a trained professional for an evaluation.
Your’s in Health,
John Lieurance, D.C.