ve you ever heard of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), or know someone suffering from it? BPPV, a form of vertigo, is thought to cause dizziness from debris that builds up in the inner ear (utricle). This debris is referred to by some as “ear rocks” or otoconia.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the inner ear’s vestibular system, which is a vital part of maintaining balance. BPPV is benign, meaning that it is not life-threatening nor generally progressive. BPPV produces a sensation of spinning called vertigo that is both paroxysmal and positional, meaning it occurs suddenly and with a change in head position.