Dizziness and Positional Vertigo are treatable with the non-invasive, non-drug procedure developed by Dr. John Epley and Dr. Dominic Hughes.
The Epley maneuver is also called the particle repositioning, canalith repositioning procedure, and modified liberatory maneuver and involves sequential movement of the head into four positions, staying in each position for roughly 30 seconds.
This treatment employs gravity to move the calcium build-up that causes the condition. The Epley Exercise maneuver should be done by your doctor or physical therapist for safety, but can be performed at home. Various treatment devices are available for performing the Epley Exercise maneuver at home.
The Epley maneuver is as follows:
1. Sit upright
2. Turn your head to the symptomatic side at a 45 degree angle, and lie on your back
3. Remain up to 5 minutes in this position
4. Turn your head 90 degree to the other side
5. Remain up to 5 minutes in this position
6. Roll your body onto your side in the direction you are facing, now you are pointing your head nose down
7. Remain up to 5 minutes in this position
8. Go back to the sitting position and remain up to 30 seconds in this position.
The entire procedure should be repeated 2 more times, for a total of 3 repetitions.
During every step of this procedure you may experience some dizziness.