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A 33-year-old member asked:

i have benign positional vertigo and i do the exercises. will they make it go away ?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
NO: The exercises are to help you adjust to the situation . They are not designed to treat or cure the disorder. Medications are also designed to help you tolerate the symptoms and do not treat or resolve the disorder. Most cases are temporary and resolve with time. If persistent, you need to exclude some neurologic cause and then learn to live with the symptoms.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Actually, doing expletive maneuver can cure problem by moving crystals out of semicircular canals, "curing the problem" . Approximately 50% of patients will have similar trouble at some time in their life.
Apr 20, 2014

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the definition of benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Crystals in your ear: Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv) is an ear disease. A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Classic symptoms are intense, quick bouts of vertigo (false sense of motion) triggered by certain and usually reproducible head positions.
Jan 2, 2012
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of benign positional vertigo.?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bpv: Lets break down the name. Benign: so it's nothing serious. Positional : meaning its triggered by a certain position, like sitting or lying down. Vertigo: commonly described as a room spinning, merry, go round feeling.
CA
A 34-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Epley maneuver: An epley maneuver can be curative. This can be performed by a qualified physician or therapist.
CA
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: There are a series of movements called the epley maneuver that can be done to help. Here is a link to my favorite site for info on bpv: http://www.Dizziness-and-balance.Com/disorders/bppv/bppv.Html scroll down about halfway to "home treatment for bppv". If this doesn't work, see your doctor. There are other in-office treatments. You also might need verification that bpv is really what you have.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
While treatment is effective recurrance is also common, as high as 35% in 5years. Retreatment and home exercises are important.
Feb 22, 2012
CA
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the factors that make it more likely to get benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Poss. head trauma: In a study of 240 cases in 1987, 17% developed onset within days to weeks after cerebral trauma and 15 % after presumed viral neurolabyrinthitis. The significance of the findings were unclear as they did not influence the course of the disorder. The cause in most cases is undefined. Rapid head movements will worsen vertigo caused by other disorders (meniere's disease, posterior fossa tumors etc).

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