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How is vertigo treated by canalith repositioning maneuvers?

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Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology recommend a series of specific head and body movements for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The movements are done to move the calcium deposits out of the canal into an inner ear chamber so they can be absorbed by the body. You will likely have vertigo symptoms during the procedure as the canaliths move.

A doctor or physical therapist can guide you through the movements.

From: Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Dizziness and vertigo."

Fife, T.D. , 2008. Neurology

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo."

Bhattacharyya, N. , 2008. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery

Hilton, M.P. Cochrane Summaries.

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Meniere's Disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Dizziness and vertigo."

Fife, T.D. , 2008. Neurology

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo."

Bhattacharyya, N. , 2008. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery

Hilton, M.P. Cochrane Summaries.

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Meniere's Disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

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