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Benign Paraxysmal Positional Vertigo - Also known as BPPV
This is an inner ear condition where you have short lived, severe bouts of room spinning vertigo. The condition is benign which means it is not serious and it won’t progress onto anything worse. The term paroxysmal means that it is sudden when it happens and also it is unpredictable, the term positional means that it is associated to the position of where your head is which affects it. It is an unpleasant and incapacitating problem for the sufferer.
You must always be seen and diagnosed by a doctor prior to undertaking any of these exercises
After your treatment
When you have had the Epley manoeuvre treatment there are things you can do to help the “ear crystals “ stay where they have been repositioned.
After one week you can put yourself in the position which makes you dizzy to see if the manoeuvre has been effective. Make sure you are somewhere where you can’t fall or hurt yourself
Surgical Treatment for BPPV – This is only undertaken in severe cases where exercises and manoeuvres have failed –it is rarely undertaken.
Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.
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