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The Epley Manoeuvre

Vertigo is described as ‘when it is like the room is spinning around you’. It is debilitating, frightening and can make you feel nauseated.  It's very unpleasant and can put your life on hold.

 

Jane uses a highly successful technique called the Epley Manoeuvre to treat vertigo. Your doctor may have diagnosed you with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), a condition caused by small fragments of debris or 'crystals' in the inner ear canal. 

 

The Epley manoeuvre involves performing four separate head movements to move the fragments that cause vertigo to a place where they no longer cause symptoms. Your symptoms should improve shortly after the Epley manoeuvre is performed, although it may take up to two weeks for a complete recovery. The Epley manoeuvre can be but isn't always a permanent cure and may need to be repeated.

 

Dizziness is described as ‘when it is like you are spinning round in the room’.

 

Dizziness is not treated with the Epley manoeuvre. It is not caused by the ears but can be caused by low blood pressure or a restriction between the base of the skull and the first spinal bone (vertebra). Release of this joint can cause dizziness to cease if this is the cause.