What Is Vertigo Why Do We Get It
You might think vertigo is a problem thatpeople have when they're afraid of heights.or are Jimmy Stewart. Nope! Vertigo is all inyour head.specifically, your ears. Hey guys, Lissette here for Dnews. Vertigois one of the four main categories of dizziness it's a subjective experience that makesyou feel like you've lost a sense of your surroundings. But there are some very realcauses behind it in some cases, vertigo can even lead to nausea, vomiting and youreyes to twitch from side to side. There are two types of vertigo: peripheralvertigo and central vertigo. Central vertigo is a neurological problem usually in thebrain stem or cerebellum which can be caused
things like multiple sclerosis, stroke, andtumors. But the most common by far, and what we'll be focusing on here, is peripheralvertigo. Because, as a 2002 study in The British Journal of General Practice reports, at least93% of patients with vertigo, are those with peripheral vertigo.which has a lot to dowith problems in your ears. Your ears are super important for keepingyour balance and navigating the world. They help you orient yourself in it. In your innerear, there are these tiny hairs called stereocilia, that line a pouchlike structure called thesaccule. And interspersed between these hairs, is a sticky goop called glycoprotein thatholds tiny crystals in place. These guys are
made up of calcium carbonate, and move wheneverwe move, which causes them to bang up against the hairs in our ear. When the hairs sensethe crystals moving, they send signals through nerves in our ears to our brain that giveit information about our vertical and horizontal movement essentially, these crystals tellour brains where the heck we're going and help us keep our balance. On top of these nerves, crystals, and hairs,we also have fluid in our ears. Like the crystals, the fluid moves when we move and that'spicked up by our hairs which send information to our brain. Our brain uses the informationcoming from both ears to figure out whether
we're stationary or moving, and how we areoriented! Vertigo occurs when something in this systemgoes wrong. The spinning sensation or dizziness is your brain trying to figure out what theheck is going on. It's getting cues that don't make sense. And a number of differentconditions can cause this. In the cases of vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis, partsof your ear become inflamed, usually because of a viral or bacterial infection. When oneof your two ears is inflamed particularly the ear's nerves it causes your brainto get imbalanced information so you can end up with vertigo. Meniere's disease, althoughit's not well understood, it's thought
to be caused by too much liquid in your ear,which causes the same dizzying symptoms. And researchers think migraines can cause vertigobecause they cause changes in our vascular and nervous systems, which affect parts ofour ears. Finally, one of the most common causes of vertigo benign paroxysmal positionalvertigo has to do with the crystals. Sometimes these crystals fall out of place possiblydue to a head injury or because the goop that holds them in place in the inner ear becomestoo weak. When they fall off, these crystals can end up in places where they don't belong,like the middle ear, and cause our brain to receive signals that don't make sense toit. They throw everything off!
Luckily, this one can often be fixed by simplyfollowing a set of head movements that move the crystals out of where they don't belong.Invented by John Epley in the 1980's, this noninvasive procedure can be effectivein up to 90% of these vertigo cases. Other causes of vertigo can be treated with medication,although in more extreme cases surgery may be necessary. As nasty as that sounds, some people do undergothese procedures, because vertigo can be horrible. It can last anywhere from hours to monthsat a time and can be debilitating. On top of that, just moments of Vertigo can causea lot of harm. If we lose our balance and
Neural Glides for Ulnar Median Radial Nerves Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it's Jo! Today we're goingto talk about neural glides or neural flossing. That is to get your nerves moving if you'vehad damage to them, if you've had surgery and maybe have some scar tissue around them.So let's get to it. You probably were wondering why I was making funny faces just a minuteago. You have three different nerves main nerves in your arm, which is your ulnar nerve,your median nerve, and your radial nerve. So with your ulnar nerve, to stretch thatone out, you're gonna put your pointer finger and your thumb together making an quot;okayquot; sign.You want to flip it up and come back down. Some people are only going to be able to getto about right here before they feel that
stretch in the nerve on the outer part oftheir arm. So if you can only get to here, that's fine. You can do that, and do thatabout 10 times. Then eventually you are going to go a little bit further, coming up anddown. And hopefully you will be able to get all the way up so you can make bird man face.Alright, the next one is your median nerve. That one is in the middle. You can put yourarm straight out to the side, and you want your palm to be up. You're going to keep yourfingers as straight as you can, and then move at your wrist bringing your fingers down.Now some people going just straight down will be enough stretch. If that's not enough stretchfor you, then you can take your head and to
the opposite shoulder, and go down and up.Same thing, just do about 10 of these at a time because if you do too many, you can alsoirritate the nerve. Now if you get 10 of these and you still don't feel a stretch, you cantake it back a little, turn your head, and then stretch. Little pause at the end, andcome on back up. The last one is going to be your radial nerve on top because it's rad.You're going to put your arm out again, but now you are going to put your hand and palmdown, and repeat the same way, going down and up. If that's not enough for you, thenyou can turn your head to the side, and go down and up. If that's still not enough, goback just a little bit, and go down and up.
The last thing I am going to show you is actuallydoing some neural glides in your leg. A lot of people will do this for their sciatic nerve.So I'm going to hop up here and show you. So if you've been diagnosed with nerve damagein your leg, you're going to want to sit up in a chair or on your couch, just where youare comfortable. Now stick out your leg, and pull your toes toward you. Now some peoplemight feel a pull as soon as the pull their toes towards them. If you feel a pull withthat, then you're just going to point your toes and and flex your toes back and forth.That's moving that nerve up and down. It's gliding it back and forth. If that's not enough,then you're going to slump your back down,
pull your chin towards your chest and thendo the same thing. Pulling your toes towards you and pointing away from you. It's simpleas that. Make sure you just do about 10 to start off with because you don't want to irritatethose nerves. Those were the exercises for neural flossing or neural glides. And rememberto just start off with about 10 or so, and then work your way up from there. If you haveany questions, leave them in the comments section. If you would like to check out somemore tutorials, go to askjo Remember be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel bettersoon!.