Canalith jam: a rare cause of BPPV

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”

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”

Cupulolithiasis in BPPV:  Rare, or non-existent?

Newsflash: Read our science article, Cupulolithiasis: A Critical Reappraisal, at BPPV is the best understood form of vertigo, and usually goes away promptly with simple maneuvers.  Sometimes, though, it can persist, and in those cases, a somewhat different and rare form is diagnosed, called cupulolithiasis.  This means “stones on the cupula”, the cupula beingContinue reading “Cupulolithiasis in BPPV:  Rare, or non-existent?”