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What happens when I do a valsalva maneuver?

Valsalva. Doing a valsalva maneuver will equalize the pressure between ears and sinuses if the area is not filled with mucus or swollen. It is also called "clearing your ears". Read more...

What is the definition or description of: valsalva maneuver?

See below. The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. Read more...

A herniation of some sort is the only way to feel something move in your lower back w/a valsalva maneuver right?

Any thing. that increases pressure eg. coughing, V/m, bending forward may cause pain in back if u have heniated disc . other signs are pain going to legs, numbness in legs. if any mucle weakness occurs that is an emergency should see an ortho md. Read more...

Is it normal to experience a lot of nausea while performing a valsalva maneuver?

Soemtimes. When some people swallow or bear down, the vagus nerve is overly stimulated and creates a nausea sensation. Usually this person has an excessive gag reflex as well. Try not to do a valsalva maneuver unnecessarily.. Read more...
Alternobaric vertigo. Another cause for this problem can be unequal clearing of the ears. This can happen if you valsalva when you are congested. One eustachian tube opens, allowing greater pressure to develop in the middle ear on one side. The difference in pressure between the two middle ears "confuses" the inner ear causing severe vertigo and nausea. The condition is known as alternobaric vertigo. Read more...

Is it safe to perform the valsalva maneuver while scuba diving?

Usually. This is one of the typical ways used to clear the ears on desent. It should never be prolonged or aggressive. If you ears are not clearing don't keep doing the valsalva. Go up a little and wait for them to clear. If you still can't clear your ears end the dive. Read more...
Need to be able to. If you aren't able to valsalva then you should not be diving. Over-pressure from too aggressive a valsalva can damage the ear however. Read more...