Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition where vertigo (a sensation of spinning) is brought on by changing the position of the head (e.g. looking up, bending down, rolling over in bed)

Outcomes for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

The canalith repositioning maneuver to manage BPPV is highly effective and many patients will report symptom relief immediately (after 1 treatment).  In rare cases when repositioning maneuvers are not successful other options are considered, including surgery.  Alternatively, since BPPV is a self limiting disorder and often spontaneously resolves within 6-12 months, the patient may opt to "wait-it-out;" however, there is no way of knowing how long the symptoms will actually persist.