Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Benign Positional Vertigo Exercises

There are exercises for benign postural vertigo patients that can be done at home, but only after a doctor's evaluation. These may reduce symptoms of benign vertigo.

Exercises for benign positional vertigo:

  • Sit on the edge of your bed near the middle, with legs hanging down.
  • Turn your head 45 degrees to your right side.
  • Quickly lie down on your left side, with your head still turned, touching the bed with the portion of your head behind your ear.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds.
  • Sit up again. Hold position for 30 seconds.
  • Quickly turn your head 45 degrees toward your left side and lie down on your right side. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
  • Sit up again. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat this exercise 4 to 5 times, 3 times per day.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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