Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a form of vertigo caused by tiny solid fragments (otoconia) in the labyrinth (the semi-circular canals) of the inner ear. It causes intense short bouts of dizziness, often with nausea, but rarely causing vomiting.
The gold standard of treatment for BPPV is the Epley manoeuvre, which involves being guided through a series of positions to help move the fragments in the labyrinth away from the canal and back to the utricle where they belong.
Patients rarely require more than two appointments to resolve BPPV using the Epley manoeuvre. However in some older patients the condition can be recurrent, requiring treatment approximately every six months.
If you are a new patient to this clinic you will need to attend a full consultation and examination. Providing the diagnostic tests performed rule out any contraindications and confirm the working diagnosis of BPPV, you will receive treatment at this appointment. A follow-up appointment will be required after 7-10 days.
For existing patients who have received chiropractic care at this clinic in the last twelve months, a follow-up Epley Manoeuvre Appointment can be booked. You will require a follow-up appointment after 7-10 days.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your symptoms before booking an appointment, please call Judith on 07894 545783 or schedule a call-back online.