Harvard Health Letter

Reducing vertigo symptoms

One of the most effective exercises to fight vertigo caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the Epley maneuver. It helps reposition the loose crystals in the inner ear. The loose crystals cause a sensation of spinning. A physical therapist guides a person with BPPV through the Epley maneuver. The exercise can help reduce the sensation of spinning. Reducing this sensation may also help reduce the risk of falls. Falls can lead to fractures, immobility, and death. 
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