A treatment procedure for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Once diagnosed with BPPV, a canalith repositioning manuever will be recommended depending on which type of BPPV is diagnosed. The most common type of canalith repositioning manuever is the Epley Manuever, followed by the Log Roll and Appiani.
The type of canalith repositioning manuever performed will depend on which semicircular canal the BPPV is effecting. It involves moving the patient’s head and body in a series of positions in order to move the displaced otoconia out of the semicircular canal and back into the utricle where they won’t cause dizziness. Following the procedure, there may be some movement restrictions recommended for 24-48 hours. Canalith repositioning manuevers are said to be effective in 80% of cases of BPPV.