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are there cures for positional vertigo?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Yes: Positional vertigo is usually benign and self limited. However, a correct diagnosis is imperative and should be made by either a neuro-otolgist or neurologist. Rarely positional vertigo is central. Therefore a proper diagnosis must first be made.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there cures for vertigo?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Depends: Only if due to middle ear inflammation. Other causes, like stroke improve over time, though many are left with significant deficits.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What causes central vertigo?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Central vertigo: Central vertigo is typically the result of a problem in the brain, specifically the cerebellum (coordinates balance) or the brainstem.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How does "repositioning for vertigo" work?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Very simple: You can see a demonstration under: http://youtu.Be/pa6t-bpg494. There are sequential movement of the head into 4 positions; one should stay in each position for at least 30 seconds.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the key features of situational vertigo?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Situational vertigo: Features of situational or positional vertigo include a spinning sensation, nausea, visual blurring and loss of balance that occurs with changes in head position. The symptoms usually cease when head movement stops.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Do you have any advice on finding a permanent cure for positional vertigo?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Thoughts: If you have not worked with a vestibular specialized physical therapist, you might try several maneuvers, especially an Epley. Surgical solutions may help, but may be associated with deafness as a complication.

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