natural, drug-free treatment for vertigo and dizziness due to BPPV by helping patients perform the Epley Manoeuvre successfully.
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
Someone recently asked about the treatment for the other 2 canals in the inner ear and if the Epley maneuver work for those types of BPPV. The quick answer is no the Epley maneuver does not work for horizontal or superior canal BPPV but only for the more common posterior canal form of BPPV. The good news about that, however, is that those other two types are easier to treat. First – superior canal BPPV is theoretical and may not … Read More