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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably not forever: Good question. The epley (; semont) maneuvers are relatively recent discoveries so in the not-too-distant past when people developed this type of vert ... Read More
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Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Closed System: The maneuver is meant to reestablish the positions of the otoconia. The semicircular canals are a closed system, so they don't fall out they just are ... Read More
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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience Sleep Medicine
See below: The otoliths usually are removed over time by movement. The epley maneuver can help to accelerate the process of removal. Please refer to your neurolo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bppv: As the particles "dump" into the part of the inner ear called the vestibule the unsteadiness can last for a variable length of time. Usually a few da ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Various: Usually a few days to a week.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: An epley maneuver is only a benefit in benign positional vertigo. In this condition loose calcium deposits are repositioned into an area where they ca ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes helps: The epley maneuver is to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv) dizziness. The maneuver is also called the particle (canalith) repositionin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
May need another one: In some cases the Epley maneuver does not work the first time around and you may need a second maneuver in order to completely clear out the debris in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Labyrinthitis? Vert?: From your brief description, it is hard to tell. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to an ear-nose-throat (ENT/Otolaryngologist) to discuss further. It sound ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Exercises: The exercise therapies are the best treatment for benign positional vertigo brandt-daroff maneuvers can help if epley does not. Sit on the side of t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No, it is gentle: If you possess a loose mobile piece of the otolithic process, or cupulolithiasis, the procedure could be literally miraculous. It is gentle and in ex ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: A severe pinched nerve can cause intense pain which can lead to a vagal episode (passing out - woozy head). An aggressive epley could possibly pinch ... Read More
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