A Few Simple Neck Exercises for Vertigo Could Save You Thousands!
By Admin at 17 December, 2010, 11:09 pm
Prior to consulting your physician, you may want to try some simple neck exercises for vertigo and its related symptoms. If you’ve ever consumed too much alcohol, odds are you’ve experienced most, if not all of the common symptoms associated with vertigo, a form of dizziness. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, difficulty walking, and even difficulty standing. Of course, in this scenario, the remedy can be as simple as reducing your alcoholic consumption. And for those of you who have ever had the displeasure of suffering a painful hangover the day after big evening on the town, you probably won’t have to consult your physician for this advice.
But for those who can’t attribute their symptoms to alcohol or an alternative, plausible corollary – drugs, change in diet, lack of sleep, etc. – the symptoms of vertigo, which can include involuntary and uncontrollable eye movement, blurred or tunnel vision, loss of spatial visualization, and migraine-like headaches, you may be compelled to consult your physician. And depending on the severity and the frequency of these symptoms you may be inclined to consult your physician. No free advice there!
Acute, or on-set, symptoms can be especially worrisome, but before you decide to take a costly tip to the emergency room – a trip more likely to add to your suffering than relieve your pain – here are two simple exercises that can help alleviate the pain and even save you thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Try these neck exercises for vertigo before you hit the panic button:
If your symptoms will allow, try the following in a seated, up-right position with your back perpendicular to your thighs.
The seated-tilt (front-to-back) – moving only your neck, tilt your head from front to back. Begin by touching your chin to your chest. Hold this position for two seconds – counting “front two, three” – and then tilt your head back until the back of your head touches your shoulders, holding again for a two-count – “back two, three.” This constitutes one repetition. Repeat for three repetitions.
The seated-tilt (side-to-side) – again, moving only your neck, tilt your head from left to right. Begin by attempting to touch your left ear to your left shoulder. Try not to move your shoulders and remember to keep your spin perpendicular to your thighs. Hold for a two-count – “left two, three” – and then touch your right ear to your right shoulder, holding for another two-count – “right two, three.” Repeat this repetition three times.
It sounds too simple to be true, but one of the many causes of vertigo is cervical hyperextension, which can occur as a result of playing sports or even from something as harmless as having your hair shampooed at the salon. These two simple neck exercises for vertigo can alleviate immediate symptoms, and, if performed proactively, can help prevent hyperextension in the first place. If your symptoms persist, or you are unable to perform the seated-exercises, it may be time to schedule a visit with your physician.