Effective Exercises For Cervical Vertigo

Cervical vertigo, also called cervicogenic dizziness, is a feeling of disorientation or unsteadiness caused by a neck injury or health condition that affects the neck. It's almost always accompanied by neck pain. Stretching and exercising the neck help it to maintain mobility and better support the head. A strong and flexible neck functions better and is less likely to become painful, which may also reduce the risk of associated dizziness.

Let discuss some of the exercises to be done at home. 

Cervical Isometric Strengthening Exercises are neck exercises that gently strengthen the muscles of the neck. These exercises can be done while sitting, standing, or lying on your back:

CERVICAL FLEXION - Bend the neck slightly forward and put one hand on the forehead.  Try to bend the head forward while pushing back with the hand. 

CERVICAL EXTENSION - Keep the head up and neck straight and place the hands at the back of the head. Try to push the head backwards while pushing forward with the hands.

CERVICAL SIDE BENDING - Keep the head straight at the chin level. Put the right hand on the right side of the head. Try to bring the head down towards the right shoulder while pushing up with the right hand.  REPEAT the Side Bending, but to the left side with the left hand.

CERVICAL ROTATION - Put the left hand at chin level and turn the head slightly to the right. Put the right hand on the right side of the face. Turn the head to the right while pushing it back with the right hand. REPEAT the Rotation Exercise, but on the left side of the face and with left hand.

Brandt-Daroff exercises are a set of movements that can help people recover quickly from vertigo. They involve shifting from lying down to a sitting position. To perform the Brandt-Daroff exercises:

Sit on the edge of a mat, couch, or bed. Turn the head about 45 degrees to the right. Lower down onto the left side of the body, keeping the head in the same position. Tuck the legs in so that they are resting on the couch, bed, or mat. Lie on the side for 30 seconds. If vertigo symptoms are present, stay there until the dizziness stops, and then wait for another 30 seconds. Slowly raise back up to a sitting position. Turn the head back to the center. Repeat these steps on the other side.

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