There are many causes of dizziness and vertigo and we are now able to recognize and treat. One common type of vertigo, known as BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), can be cured with a procedure known as a CRM (Canalith Repositioning Maneuver). Symptoms of BPPVinclude brief vertigo, lasting 10-15 seconds, brought on by laying back or getting up from bed, rolling over in bed, looking up or down. It is important to identify which type of BPPV is present, as we now know multiple types of BPPV exist. Success in treating BPPV is nearly 100%. We should no longer be using medications, such as meclizine, or habituation exercises (Brandt-Daroff or Cawthorne-Cooksey) to treat BPPV. Click here to view a video of the most common type of BPPV, posterior semicircular canal BPPV.
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