Chiropractic Care for Dizziness Winnipeg

Dizziness and Vertigo

What can cause Dizziness and Vertigo?
Dizziness can be caused by a variety of things such as Motion sickness, Anxiety, Depression, Ear Infection, Concussion, Panic attacks and Migraines. Vertigo is the feeling of movement or a spinning sensation while the body is at rest, other causes can be after experiencing trauma to the neck or head.
What are common signs of Dizziness and Vertigo?
  • A false sense of motion or spinning
  • Lightheadedness or feeling faint
  • Unsteadiness or a loss of balance
  • Unsteadiness or a loss of balance
  • Unsteadiness or a loss of balance
  • A feeling of floating, wooziness or heavy-headedness
What type of Exercise can help Dizziness and Vertigo?
Vertigo exercises (*note, these exercises only work if dizziness and/or vertigo is caused by a problem in the inner ear*)
Epley Maneuver
  • Sit upright in a bed, place legs straight ahead and put a pillow behind you
  • Turn your head 45 degrees to one side
  • Lie down quickly so that ur shoulders are on the pillow, wait for dizziness to subside, then wait another 30 seconds
  • Turn head 90 degrees to the right and hold for 30 seconds
  • Turn body until lying on right side, wait for dizziness to subside and wait 30 seconds
  • Sit upright on bed
*if concerned about falling, have someone with you when completing these exercises*
Walk and turn around exercise
  • Walk 5 steps
  • Turn around and walk back
  • Wait 10 seconds for dizziness to go away
  • Repeat 5 times
  • Do this exercise 2-10 times or
Walk and turn your head exercise
  • Walk for about 50 feet turning head in various directions (up, down, left, right) every other step
  • Repeat walking 50 feet, but only turn head up and down every other step
  • Repeat walking 50 feet, but only turn head left and right every other step
*This exercise is more difficult so have someone nearby to help

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