Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the commonest cause of vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation that you, or things around you, are moving, even when you are standing still. In BPPV, you get vertigo when you move your head in certain positions.
Attacks of vertigo in BPPV last for less than one minute (usually only a few seconds) and are almost always provoked by the following head movements:
•Moving your head to one side - for example, when turning in bed
•Tilting your head backwards to look up
•Bending your head down - for example, to tie your shoe laces
•BPPV responds very well to specific treatment and in many cases does not reoccur if properly managed.
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