The Epley maneuver is used to treat BPPV – benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the posterior or anterior ear canals. Sometimes these crystals detach from the utricle and end up inside the semicircular canals. When these crystals move inside the canals, they may send incorrect signals to your brain about your position. This can make you feel like the world is spinning. This is called vertigo. Usually a single 10- to 15-minute session is all that is needed.
BPPV occurs when small pieces of bone-like calcium break free and float inside small canals in your inner ear. This sends confusing messages to your brain about your body’s position, which causes vertigo.
The Epley maneuver is used to move the canaliths out of the canals so they stop causing symptoms.
Our Physical Therapists will perform the maneuver.