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Vertigo: Brandt-Daroff Exercises for Balance Disorders

Published: 2009-07-07 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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Synopsis: Explains balance disorders and vertigo with instructional videos on Semont Epley and Brandt-Daroff exercises for BPPV and loss of balance.

The Brandt-Daroff exercise is one of several exercises intended to speed up the compensation process and end the symptoms of vertigo.


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The Brandt-Daroff exercise is one of several exercises intended to speed up the compensation process and end the symptoms of vertigo.

This article is part our digest of 10 publications relating to Vertigo and Balance Disorders that include:

NOTE: These exercises will only work if you feel dizzy as you do them

Brandt-Daroff exercises are thought to disperse any tiny particles away from the balance center in your ear, therefore getting rid of the cause of dizziness.

Brandt-Daroff exercises are generally used to treat BPPV, and sometimes to treat labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis, at home and are performed in three sets per day for two weeks.

The Brandt-Daroff exercise relieves symptoms of vertigo within 3 to 14 days for almost all people.

In a small number of cases, vertigo returns and has to be treated again.

Performing Brandt-Daroff exercises can cause vertigo, nausea, and vomiting, which may discourage people from continuing the exercise, particularly when the vertigo experienced is severe.

NOTE: Do not start doing the Brandt-Daroff exercises for at least 2 days after the Epley or Semont maneuver, unless specifically instructed otherwise by your health care provider.

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