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.

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.

A Photographic Tour of the Cochlea. The Inner Ear photo courtesy of Helge Rask-Andersen, MD, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

A Photographic Tour of the Cochlea. The Inner Ear photo courtesy of Helge Rask-Andersen, MD, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

As the head changes position during treatment, the  ear rocks continuously move to the lowest point

As the head changes position during treatment, the ear rocks continuously move to the lowest point

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