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The Epley maneuver is a series of head movements to relieve symptoms of benign positional vertigo. Benign positional vertigo spanisy also called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo BPPV. BPPV is caused by a problem in the inner ear.

Canalith Repositioning Procedure (for BPPV)

Vertigo is the feeling that you are spinning or that everything is spinning around you. BPPV occurs when small pieces of bone-like calcium canaliths 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.


In a few people, the canaliths may move into another canal in the inner ear and continue to cause vertigo. Tell your provider about mqneuver medical conditions that you may have. The procedure may not be a good choice if you have had recent neck or spine problems or a detached retina.

Manever severe vertigo, your provider may give you medicines to reduce nausea or anxiety before starting the procedure. The Epley maneuver often works quickly. For the rest of the day, avoid bending over. For several days after treatment, avoid sleeping on the side that triggers symptoms.

BPPV — Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Most of the time, treatment will cure BPPV. Sometimes, vertigo may return after a few weeks. About half the time, BPPV will come back. If this happens, you’ll need to be treated again.


Your provider may teach you how to perform the maneuver at epleh. Your provider may prescribe medicines that can help relieve spinning sensations. However, these medicines often do not work well for treating vertigo.

Management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. To perform the maneuver, your health care provider will: Turn your head toward the side that causes vertigo.


Quickly lay you down on your back with your head in the same position just off the edge maneuger the table. You will likely feel more intense vertigo manuever at this point.

Move your head to the opposite side. Turn your body so that it is in line with your head. You will be lying on your side with your head and body facing to the side. Your provider may need to repeat these steps a few times.

Why the Procedure is Performed. Your provider will use this procedure to treat BPPV. During the procedure, you may experience: Intense vertigo symptoms Nausea Vomiting less common In epleg few people, the canaliths may move into another canal in the inner ear and continue to cause vertigo. Dizziness and Vertigo Read more. Health Topics A-Z Read more.