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Any treatments for extended vertigo?

Lawrence Bagnell (Langhorne, PA) on Jan 8, 2013
Check out Dr. Ted Carrick on youtube and google cawthorne-cooksey exercises for ear equilibrium imbalances.
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jan 7, 2013
Yes! Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with vertigo. However, we do NOT simply focus on the vertigo. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ or nerve damage. Eastern Medicine has treated billions of patients for thousands of years. Pharmacological drugs and steroids are not the only option. Side effects, dependency and not treating the ROOT cause and only the symptoms is not the way to cure these problems. Don't be surprised if your Doctor brings up your diet and will probably recommend some diet changes. Make sure you go to a Licensed Acupuncturist (not certified) that has graduated from at least a Masters Degree program. Every state is different and some require little to no exams or training.
Andrew Waitkevich (Philadelphia, PA) on Nov 13, 2012
Yes! Sounds like bpv that can last a while. Have you been sick recently or have history of ear aches? Have you seen a chiropractor? You may have some inner ear canal issues or some upper cervical problems in the neck. Do you grind your teeth? It may be related to a tmj problem!
Robinson Le (San Mateo, CA) on Oct 22, 2012
Sounds to me like you may be experiencing BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) and the therapist probably gave you home habituation maneuvers to help loosen up the crystals in the ear canals. Keep up with those as they do respond with good results. If it doesn't get better, I would consider other underlying causes such as blood pressure, meniere's, ear infection, or maybe a simple cervicogenic issue. Was there trauma related, ringing in the ear, hearing loss, nausea associated?
Frederick Schurger (Springfield, IL) on Oct 22, 2012
Very commonly, vertigo (or if you have the vomiting & tinnitus, you may have Meniere's) is not caused by an inner ear disorder, but a misalignment in one of the first two bones in the neck, causing a cascade of neurological trouble that can lead to vertigo. There are many exercises, which sometime work, but as you have noted, not very well, or very slowly if at all. Addressing these misalignments or as they are called by Upper Cervical Doctors, subluxations, is the key issue here. My best recommendation would be to find an Upper Cervical doctor who can evaluate your situation, see if you have an Upper Cervical subluxation and correct it as soon as possible. Depending on the length of time you've had this subluxation will determine how fast your symptoms resolve, but I often see improvement in vertigo in a couple of visits. To find an Upper Cervical Doctor in your area, check out the following:
Philip O'Brien (Bethlehem, PA) on Oct 22, 2012
Yes, there is absolutely something you can do. Many times, Benign Positional Vertigo is caused by crystal deposits in the inner ear. This is something I see quite often in my practice. First and foremost, you have to see a health care professional that can accurately diagnose your condition. Many times, you will go to a medical doctor and if the problem does not directly correlate to a medicinal protocols, they tell you to wait it out. It is one of my pet peeves in medicine. My suggestion to you is to call around to local chiropractors and physical therapists and ask them specifically if they know the Dix Hallpike Protocol or the Epley Protocol. IF these professionals know the protocol, they can determine if it is benign positional vertigo (which it sounds like it is since it is if it is only exacerbated in a specific position). By performing the epley or dix hall pike maneuver, you can receive relief from your symptoms in a short period of time. The only bad part of the process is that benign positional vertigo usually has a reoccurrence every 1 to 2 years. The good news is that now you know where to go for fast relief.
Jeffrey Lewis (Corpus Christi, TX) on Oct 16, 2012
I would try using a heating pad on the right for 8 minutes then use cold for 2 minutes every hour for 8 hours. The problem could be that there is a wax build up behind the tempanic membrane affecting inner ear. Another idea find a chiropractor that knows how to do ear manipulations. Sometimes the inner ear will have crystals inside of the inner ear. Sometimes the crystals (hairs) get stuck together and do not flow properly causing vertigo. Accupuncture also works well.
Sejin Lee (Fullerton, CA) on Oct 16, 2012
Acupuncture is the best solution for extended vertigo.
Kerry Kott (Odessa, FL) on Oct 15, 2012
I have had very good success treating vertigo with acupuncture and herbal therapy! Symptoms are always your body's way of telling you something is wrong. You just need some assistant in healing your body.
Aaron Flickstein (Edina, MN) on Oct 15, 2012
I have seen remarkable reasults (once otoliths are ruled out using the Eply maneauver) when restoring the upper neck to proper function using Applied Kinesiologic analysis. Try an AK doctor near you or an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
Dale Tope (Pflugerville, TX) on Oct 14, 2012
A licensed acupuncturist would do an assessment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine syndrome differentiation. We might see the root cause as Liver blood deficiency or Qi stagnation, or perhaps Kidney deficiency. We would treat for the root cause with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and also use local scalp acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms.
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
Acupuncture can help you. Make an appointment.
Adi Barad (Winnetka, IL) on Oct 14, 2012
Vertigo can be a very debilitating condition. There are different exercises a person can do. I do treat this condition mainly with Chinese herbs and acupuncture. I would be happy to offer you a free phone consultation. You can reach me at: 847-922-4039 Thank you, Adi Barad, LAc.
Ronald Greenawalt (Las Vegas, NV) on Oct 14, 2012
this could be an upper cervical (neck) dysfunction that chiropractic commonly helps. It could also be a cranial problem that certain techniques we implement could help. Dr Greenawalt
Sayel Fakhoury (Tarzana, CA) on Oct 14, 2012
Absolutely, there is a technique we use that's been very successful in helping people with vertigo, called Apley's maneuver. Applying that technique as well as checking and balancing the spine and the verves in your neck will provide natural relief and lasting results..
Lara McMahon (Brighton, MI) on Oct 14, 2012
Subluxations of the cranial bones can cause a multitude of health problems, including vertigo. Clinical research has shown that the temporal bone when improperly balanced can cause balance disturbances, ringing in the ears, and dizziness. A KST chiropractor can help with this realignment and with the vertigo.
Al Foroushani (Wyckoff, NJ) on Oct 14, 2012
There is a maneuver where you try to jam the crystals in your inner ear so vertigo can't occur. I believe the exercise is called hall pikes or Dekleines maneuver. Hope this helped
Jason Bussell (Wilmette, IL) on Oct 14, 2012
In our practice, we have helped many patients with vertigo using acupuncture. Sometimes we incorporate Chinese medicinal herbs, but usually acupuncture is sufficient.
Yaphet Hill (Houston, TX) on Oct 8, 2012
An evaluation of the biomechanics of the first two vertebrae in your neck may assist you in relieving your vertigo.
Portia Zheng (Sunnyvale, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
vertigo caused by many reasons-phlegm,Yang rising up,some qi yin, blood defficiency,so i still say good way is face to face and see which TCM Reason caused it! WM and TCM treatment method is diffirent!! please contact to me portia
Ta-Li Chang (La Habra, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
There are serveral modalities you can try. But before you try anything you will have to make sure you do not have ear damange, ear canal high pressure. If you have high blood pressure. Pressure in the head. TMJ, Jaw joint dislocation, uneven movement of jaw. Acupuncture can help with some of the problems that cause vertigo. Massage of the jaw can help with the high pressure of the ear canal, head, and jaw problems. You will have to find a therapist to find what is the problem or problems.
Eden Lung (San Diego, CA) on Oct 2, 2012
Well, it's hard to judge with the information that you have provided. But sounds like you might have labyrinthine hydrops which is called Meniere disease. It does help with the disease if indeed that's the case.
Daniel Haun (Oceanside, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
I think that acupuncture on the body and the ear would be worth a try in the treatment of your vertigo symptoms. I would suggest a course of 6 treatments, at a frequency 2-3 times during the first week and then reassess. For better results, this may entail incorporating Chinese herbal therapy as well.
Jane Torrie (Denton, TX) on Oct 1, 2012
Have you gone to a Chiropractor who does Neurocranial Integration or any form of cranial work? Neurocranial Integration is a very gentle and very profound treatment done by specialized Chiropractors. It works on the meninegeal coverings of the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body. In doing that, it will affect the vestibular nerve that relays the messages regarding equilibrium to your brain.
Kim Vandeveer (Rohnert Park, CA) on Oct 1, 2012
yes, it does and also helps body to be more balanced
Charles Li (Rego Park, NY) on Oct 1, 2012
Traditional Chinese physicians divide vertigo into four major categories, two associated with excess type conditions Hyperactivity of kidney yang Retention of turbid phlegm in the middle burner, and two associated with deficiency type conditions, Deficiency of kidney essence (yin) and Deficiency of qi and blood. Treatments can be chosen from acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, and herb medicine.
Marco Di Bonaventura (King Of Prussia, PA) on Oct 1, 2012
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture generally works great for vertigo. As long as there is an accurate Chinese medicine diagnosis, treatment is normally succesfull.
Andy Ly (Sterling Heights, MI) on Sep 30, 2012
You may have stiffness fibrotic tissue deposit around neck, shoulder, trapezoid, or around upper chest muscles that limited your blood supplies to your head (not enough blood circulation to the head ). Hot stone therapeutic massage, cupping and acupuncture can eliminate the problem, depend on how long you have the problem. If this is a chronic pain you may need to have micro-puncture to get rid of the blood stagnation then the problem may go away.
Carrie Cimperman (Temecula, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
When all else fails, try acupuncture! Seriously, try acupuncture first, in conjunction with other modalities. The best results, the fastest and long lasting results come when treated with acupuncture in the early stages of a disease, pain condition or other distress. There is hope, and yes it can be treated and be treated successfully. There is always a chance that it may not help either, just like the ENT exercises (which do help in a lot of cases I've seen) Acupuncture has great benefit for headaches, migraine, vertigo and tinnitus. But of course, rule out any other serious condition with your MD !
Chang Oh (Stevenson Ranch, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Moxibustion together with herbal tea will help your vertigo.
Portia Barnblatt (San Francisco, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Acupuncture Definately helps vertigo. In my experience, it's best to combine with Chinese Herbal Therapy.
Katalin Csoka (Mission Viejo, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Find an experienced asian medicine practitioner/acupuncturist. Acupuncture is very effective in vertigo, though proper diagnosis is needed about the root of your problem.
David Hendrickson (Tacoma, WA) on Sep 29, 2012
There are 2 main areas that chiropractic could help. First the upper cervical area C1 and C2 could be causing nerve tension on the balance control and then second the temporal cranial plates need to be tested to see if they are functioning normally. I have had several cases like this and have had great results of these areas are out of alignment
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Sep 29, 2012
Yes! Acupuncture/moxibustion/herbal medicine etc. are helpful for such condition. Please contact me via phone (626) 288-1199. Dr. Kexin Bao. L.Ac., Ph.D.
Kate Reust (Seattle, WA) on Sep 29, 2012
I'm a therapist with a specialty in cranial intra oral therapy and have seen dramatic results working with many types of issues - including vertigo. The therapy works to release the stresses in and around the head/face/jaw and has a dramatic release effect in reducing the pressure in and around the auditory canal. I'm in Seattle - would love to assist.
Serena Bordes (Boca Raton, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
I am so glad that you chose to ask this question. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture absolutely is superior at treating vertigo! I highly suggest you give acupuncture a chance at helping you regain balance, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the non invasive treatments and the results. Please feel free to set up an appointment at your next opportunity. Warmly, Dr. Serena Bordes Acucare Healing Center Boca Raton, FL
David Leonard (Raymore, MO) on Sep 28, 2012
Vist a ciropractor that has experience in Eply's manuever or can do some biocranial work---that will help you
Annie Porter (Scottsdale, AZ) on Sep 28, 2012
In my experience as an acupuncturist, I have seen acupuncture to be very effective in cases of acute vertigo. There are channels on the body that are specifically used for balance disorders including vertigo and dizziness that involve balancing the inner ear.
David Coonrad (Paramus, NJ) on Sep 28, 2012
There is the Epley ManeuveT that is very effective in cases of vertigo. You can google it. the problem is that there seems to be many ways to perform it so when you google you will get conflicting methods. It is my experience that doing it the most simple way is very effective. It should be repeated 3-4 times over the course of a week. If no improvement is observed then I would suggest that you find an ABC chiropractor to see.
Soon Pak (Bayside, NY) on Sep 28, 2012
In eastern medical viewpoint, you seem to have a wind in your system. It could be from either deficiency or from yang energy raised. You may have to take herbal medicine as well as acupuncture treatment.
Ryan Smith (Seattle, WA) on Sep 28, 2012
Vertigo can be very frustrating. Research shows that the exercises for vertigo are 70-80% successful in treating vertigo. If the exercises are not working, then either Epley's maneuver or Semmont's maneuver may be helpful. They have been shown to be 66-92% effective. If you have questions regarding these treatments, please feel free to ask.
Janette Asaro Pena (Holmes, NY) on Sep 28, 2012
The joints and muscles of the neck play an integral role in drainage of the middle ear via the Eustacian tube. The tensor veli palatini muscle pulls on the Eustacian tube orchestrating drainage. Proper function of this muscle and it's nerve are paramount for ear infections and proper fluid in the middle ear. This muscle is innervated through the neck. If you have crystals in the cochlea or other duct, you can reduce them by keeping hydrated and incorporate an alkaline diet. Get your neck checked for the need for adjustment by a Chiropractor.
Lawson Sealey (Newport Beach, CA) on Sep 28, 2012
These symptoms generally require a full neurological examination before concluding a diagnosis but it seems to resemble closely to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. This is a type of vertigo due to debris floating in the inner ear canal commonly referred to as otoliths, which interupt the canal fluid which is why you have increased symptoms in particular positions or while changing head positions. I have treated this successfully using the Epley Maneuver. The goal is to disrupt this debris, dislodge it from its current location which blocks the inner ear fluid, and relodge it to a less irritating location.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Sep 28, 2012
yes, Acupuncture can be succesful. I am not the right candidate since I do not have much experience with vertigo. If you are interested I can give you few numbers of some practitioners that may have more experience treting that
Karl Giljum (San Francisco, CA) on Sep 28, 2012
I would consider seeing a neurologist. Two important things need to happen. The first thing is to rule out any serious underlying pathology. The second thing is to get a diagnosis for your condition. This just allows your providers to get an idea on what may be going on. In the most general way, ginger has been shown to very effective in the treatment of vertigo.
Shohreh Younessian Pedouim (Los Angeles, CA) on Sep 28, 2012
As an M.D. and acupuncturist /master herbalist, I always like to rule out some conditions before I start to treat my patients with wonderful and powerful Chinese medicine. in your case make sure there is no brain tumor, make sure this is not something genetic, vascular problem, inner ear problem. what is your job? and if it is some condition such as Meniere disease, then acupuncture and herbal medicine is very effective. it will take time and you might need maintenance treatment for a while.
Bill Rice (West Palm Beach, FL) on Sep 28, 2012
Vertigo can be very nasty. The ENT should have tried the Epley maneuver, which is a method of trying to dislodge some of the crystals in the inner ear that may be causing the problem It is very effective. Acupuncture can also help vertigo. In fact, you can try acupressure at home. Use acupoint Du26 which is located directly below the nose at the top of the upper lip. Press firmly and see if that helps (it usually does.) If that helps, it's a good bet that acupuncture will help. Ginger tea can also be helpful.
Andrea Schnowske (Peoria, IL) on Sep 28, 2012
There are many causes to vertigo including altered nerve conduction in the neck, altered blood/oxygen flood to the brain, low blood sugar, and in some cases inner ear disturbances. If you haven't seen a chiropractor, I'd recommend being evaluated to check for a neck misalignment that can contribute to altered nerve and blood flow. Chiropractors can also do specialized nerve testing to check for inner ear problems that can be contributing as well.
Anthony DePativo (Berlin, NJ) on Sep 28, 2012
Visit a chiropractor and have your neck checked. A misaligned vertebrae in your upper neck can cause vertigo.