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Benign Positional Vertigo

Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV) or Benign Proximital Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

This vertigo is brought on by tilting your head in a certain direction.  It is caused by the movement of particles in your ear canal.

To relieve BPV they can do *Canalith Repositioning* which is just merely tilting the head in certain directions to move the particles in your ear to a better tolerated location.

An ear doctor can perform this maneuver. The doctor will merely roll your head and body around in a specific direction and sit you up again several times. Then you will be told NOT to lie down for a period of time. This maneuver does work and does relieve the problem without the need for medication. Once you have had a doctor do it for you, you will then know how to DO IT YOURSELF.

Here's a link where they show the head tilting maneuvers for BPV.

http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/bppv/bppv.html


 

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Last updated 22 July 2015