One of the odd little things that happened during this spring’s adventures was vertigo – when turning right. When looking right, rolling right, basically everything to the right was spinning hideously.
No one seemed to have any idea of what was causing the vertigo, but it was annoying. The general consensus was that it had to do with laying on one side most of the time. But when I was finally up and moving, it didn’t go away. I couldn’t get out of bed on the right side because of the room spinning. I couldn’t reach for things on the bedside table to the right. And it made even turning over to spend time laying on my right side difficult, though the pain of the muscle spasms was a good part of that one. The biggest problem with the vertigo is that it increases my fall risk.
Enter my heroes. My home health PTs have exercises, including a “treatment” that has completely eased the vertigo. Once in a while I feel as if the vertigo is almost there – as if it’s about to hit, but it doesn’t. And there are continuing exercises to do to take care of the residual symptoms.
Oh, and it’s caused by the teeny crystals in your ears getting out of alignment. You can read all about it. It just seems like such a shame that PT at the hospital or rehab didn’t treat this. Still, glad it’s better now.