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)

Overview of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder causing vertigo and dizziness.  BPPV is described as a sudden onset of vertigo occurring with specific changes in head position relative to gravity, such as getting out of bed or bending forward to pick up an object from the floor.  BPPV is most commonly caused by a traumatic head injury; however, it can often occur spontaneously.