natural, drug-free treatment for vertigo and dizziness due to BPPV by helping patients perform the Epley Manoeuvre successfully.
After being diagnosed with BPPV many people report mixed feelings. First – relief at not having a brain tumor or stroke, second – happiness that there is a treatment and third – discomfort with having a chronic disease. BPPV is indeed a chronic disease. The otoconia, (normal balance crystals) which cause the symptoms of BPPV when in the wrong place, do not disappear when treated with the Epley Maneuver or with home BPPV treatment, rather the particles are moved. More than … Read More
Vertigo and dizziness are very distressing problems. Some say that nausea is worse than pain. At least pain makes some physiologic sense. Vestibular diseases are problematic in that they are so poorly understood. Many patients end up vague diagnosis such as recurrent vestibulopathy. Medical science has just not reached a point where we can diagnose every kind of problem. Further, even those conditions which we can diagnose may not have effective treatments. Tinnitus is a good example of a difficult … Read More
We recently were asked: “I think that I have Mal de Debarquement syndrome. I believe this because I tend to get it after train travel. In the past it took 6 weeks for it to go away. Now, it seems to be taking longer. Does the Epley maneuver work for this?” Until recently very few people knew about Mal de Debarquement syndrome. This syndrome can occur after any type of travel. The best analogy is sea sickness. When you first step … Read More
People often ask, “I have tried the Epley Maneuver, it didn’t work, should I keep trying?” In general terms, it may take several attempts to fully treat BPPV and most people can expect to have some recurrences. We suggest that you need only perform the maneuver when you have an attack. If you are not having symptoms then you don’t need to to do the maneuver although it may prevent recurrences. It is always important to seek the advice of … Read More