Dizziness ServiceThe ‘Epley manoeuvre‘, or repositioning manoeuvre, can help some patients with dizziness. Dr Richard Le Cuirot is able to perform this procedure.
This manoeuvre is used to treat ‘benign paroxysmal positional vertigo’ (BPPV)
After confirmation of a diagnosis of BPPV using the ‘Hallpike Test’ the manoeuvre has a reported success rate of between 90-95%
It involves placing the patient in a sequence of positions both seated and lying.
The manoeuvre takes about 6 minutes and the patient may experience some dizziness during the procedure.
Afterwards the patient will be advised to avoid sudden head movements and should sleep semi-recumbent for the next two nights.
The Epley manoeuvre is well tolerated and provides long-term effective treatment for BPPV.
Note: this is a normal consultation charge