Three natural treatment options physical therapists offer for vertigo
Medication most definitely has a place in treating injuries and medical conditions. But more and more people are also recognizing how problematic medications can be, too. This recognition is one reason why you may be looking for natural treatment options for vertigo.
What is vertigo?
Vertigo is what you’re experiencing when it feels like the room is spinning around you. It’s often caused by a problem with the vestibular system in the inner ear. One U.S. medical study reveals how often vertigo affects Americans. The study found that almost 26 million Americans visited an emergency room for help with dizziness and vertigo between 1995 and 2004.
These three physical therapy techniques are natural treatment options for vertigo:
- Gaze stabilization training — Vertigo is often triggered by specific head or body movements. It also tends to cause issues keeping your vision focused. This can increase your risk of falling. Physical therapists can use gaze stabilization training to help with this symptom. It typically involves doing exercises that force your eyes to adjust to movements that cause vertigo.
- Canalith repositioning — A common underlying cause of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This condition is caused by the movement of calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. Canalith repositioning methods are designed to reposition these crystals naturally.
- Balance training — The ability to maintain balance is often a problem for vertigo sufferers. A natural treatment option for this vertigo symptom is balance training.
Physical therapists can build you an individualized program of exercises intended to improve your balance. One medical study reports that such programs helped seniors reduce their risk of falls that caused injuries by 37%.
Franklin Rehab offers natural and effective care for vertigo
You won’t have to look far to find natural treatment options for vertigo. Our Franklin Rehabilitation team offers vestibular rehab that uses all-natural techniques. We can start assisting you with vertigo by doing a free screening on you. Then, our physical therapists will construct a customized treatment plan designed to reduce vertigo and its symptoms.
Contact our team today for more information about our vestibular rehab services or to schedule an initial appointment.