BPPV

Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo

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Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV is the commonest affliction of the human balance system in the inner ear.

The inner ear consists of 2 gravity sensors which serve their function by calcium carbonate chalk particles called otoliths. Due to a trauma or an infection, these particles move from their original habitat to elsewhere in the inner ear generating intense positional vertigo. These particles can be sent back to their original places by moving the head in different ways called particle positioning exercises.

There are 7 different varieties and accurate diagnosis is crucial as only the right diagnosis will lead to the right particle repositioning exercise for a complete cure. The relief is often quite dramatic.

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Vertigo & Balance Centre

The Sheffield Vertigo & Balance Centre is a multidisciplinary clinic for diagnosis and management of disorders of the human balance system. The human balance system operates through three peripheral sensors – the eyes, the muscle and joint senses and the ears to enable a subject to orient himself in space.