Rarely, maneuvers don’t seem to work, even though the vertigo seems to be BPPV. The affected person is able to make spells happen by making head movements like lying down, rolling over or tipping the head up, but the particles seem to be stuck, unable to exit the ear. Each time a maneuver is done,Continue reading “Canalith jam: a rare cause of BPPV”
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H-BPPV and Entrapped Particles
Sometimes maneuvers for H-BPPV don’t seem to work, and this is especially true for the apogeotropic type, when the eyes seem to beat toward the ceiling when lying on your side. It’s very rare to have this happen. Most of the time, lying flat on your back until the dizziness stops and then doing oneContinue reading “H-BPPV and Entrapped Particles”
Why is HBPPV such a problem?
Here’s a photograph of the cupula of a mouse, taken by Dr. Olivia Kalmanson at the University of Colorado. The cupula looks dark green because it’s transparent, so the background can be seen right through it. To make it easier to see, we’ve piled otoconia, the gravity sensor’s crystals, on the middle of it. TheyContinue reading “Why is HBPPV such a problem?”