What Is the Epley Maneuver?

Q:
What is the Epley maneuver?

A:
The Epley maneuver is an exercise to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

It can be done by doctor or by yourself. It is best for a doctor to carry out it if you have not used this way before.

If you want to do it at home, you can follow following steps:

  • Sit up in bed with the legs extended in front of them and turn their head 45 degrees to the side that they are experiencing the most dizziness.
  • Lie down, keeping their head turned to the side and lifted at a 30-degree angle away from the bed. They should stay in this position for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, until their dizziness stops.
  • They should then turn their head 90 degrees in the other direction and stop when it is 30 degrees from the bed on the other side. Again, the person should hold this position for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, until their dizziness stops.
  • They should now roll onto their side in the direction their head is facing, holding this position until the dizziness stops.

It is important to know that the Epley maneuver only targets vertigo caused by BPPV. You need to consult your doctor to know the exact cause of your vertigo.

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