I have developed vertigo can someone please help?

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I was an avid climber, rock climbing & tree's.  I have scoliosis and as a result of this, an oversized back muscle on the left side of my back.  This over developed muscle runs up my neck too.  I have hypertension but have been told this is not what causes the vertigo. 
I totally spin out when I look up and also sometimes when I roll over in the night.  When I get up in the morning and sit up from bed I have to wait for the spinning feeling to stop.  If I am high up and look down this also happens and subsequently over the past two years have developed a discomfort for heights.  It is not a nice feeling clinging onto the trunk of a tree 20 meters of the ground hoping my head will stop spinning and dangerous, I am roped up with a harness but mistakes can be made!  If I rub the muscle on the left side of my neck I also feel a little dizzy.

Last year a Dr told me this was a viral infection causing this but I don't believe him and he didn't run any tests.

Does anyone have an explanation for this and preferably a solution. 
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (Einstein)

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I have developed vertigo can someone please help?
« Reply #1 on: 06/01/2011 04:26:08 »
I'm not sure I'd encourage rock climbing while dizzy.

Read about "Benign Positional Vertigo", and the Canalith Repositioning Procedure (CRP) or Epley Maneuver.  Your doctor, or perhaps a good DO doctor should be able to help you with it.

Extreme cases can be treated with surgery as a last resort. 

See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_paroxysmal_positional_vertigo
http://www.ehow.com/way_5371181_treatment-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo.html

Not all General Practitioners will be equally active to treat your case.  DO's are often trained for "manipulations".


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« Reply #2 on: 06/01/2011 17:59:39 »
Thanks CliffordK, I will try those exercises and post the results on here later on.............. this is really great I think it has worked!!  I can't tell you how thankful I am that the Epley has actually done something and it's so simple!!  [;D]
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« Reply #3 on: 20/01/2011 01:28:41 »
Just thought I would say I am still cured from my vertigo  [;D] [;D] [;D]
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (Einstein)