BPPV Canalith Repositioning Procedure – Asian Neuro Centre

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BPPV Canalith Repositioning Procedure – Asian Neuro Centre

Have you ever experienced dizziness or a spinning sensation that made you feel off-balance? If so, you might be familiar with a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

However, there is good news! Doctors have developed a simple and effective procedure called the BPPV Canalith Repositioning Procedure, which can bring relief to those suffering from this condition.

Here we will discuss the procedure that is involved in the BPPV canalith repositioning. So, if you are planning to undergo BPPV canalith repositioning it might be better to know how it is performed so that you can prepare for the process early.

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

BPPV stands for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. “Benign” means it’s not life-threatening, “paroxysmal” means it occurs suddenly and briefly, “positional” means it’s triggered by specific head movements, and “vertigo” refers to the feeling of spinning or dizziness. BPPV occurs when tiny calcium crystals, called canaliths, become dislodged from their normal position in the inner ear.

BPPV Canalith Repositioning Procedure - Asian Neuro Centre

The Canalith Repositioning Procedure:

The BPPV Canalith Repositioning Procedure, also known as the Epley manoeuvre, is a simple technique performed by healthcare professionals to reposition the dislodged canaliths. Here’s how it works:

  • Assessment: First, the doctor will assess your dizziness and perform certain head movements to determine the affected ear and the specific canal involved.
  • Repositioning: Next, the doctor will guide you through a series of slow and controlled head movements to move the canaliths back to their original position. These movements are designed to use gravity to guide the crystals out of the affected canal and into a different part of the inner ear where they won’t cause dizziness.
  • Relief: The procedure typically takes only a few minutes to complete. Afterward, you may experience some temporary dizziness, but this should subside quickly. Most patients report a significant reduction in dizziness following the procedure.

If you or someone you know is experiencing recurrent episodes of vertigo, it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional who can diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment, including the BPPV Canalith Repositioning Procedure.

Remember, with the right intervention, you can regain your balance and conquer BPPV-induced dizziness!

Dr. Navin Tiwari
Consulting Neurologist

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