Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Also called: BPPV
Episodes of dizziness and a sensation of spinning with certain head movements.
  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging rarely required
  • Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down. It's rarely serious unless it increases the risk of falling.
People can experience dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance, and nausea.
Treatment includes a series of head movements that shift particles in the ears.
Common: More than 200,000 US cases per year
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What is the most common cause of BPPV?
When there is a known cause, BPPV is often associated with a minor to severe blow to your head. Less common causes of BPPV include disorders that damage your inner ear or, rarely, damage that occurs during ear surgery or long periods positioned on your back, such as in a dentist chair.
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What can BPPV be a symptom of?
What causes BPPV? BPPV occurs when small crystals of calcium carbonate, shift in the inner ear and/or fall into another area within the balance canals. The crystals may move for many reasons, such as, an inner ear infection, fever, head injury or whiplash injury.
What is BPPV and how is it treated?
The inner ear and canalith repositioning Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo may go away on its own within a few weeks or months. But, to help relieve BPPV sooner, your doctor, audiologist or physical therapist may treat you with a series of movements known as the canalith repositioning procedure.
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What is the best treatment for BPPV?
The most effective benign paroxysmal positional vertigo treatments involve physical therapy exercises. The goal of these exercises is to move the calcium carbonate particles out of your semicircular canals and back into your utricle. Here, the particles resorb more easily and don't cause uncomfortable symptoms.
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