BENIGN - not threatening to life
PAROXYSMAL- which comes suddenly without alerting you
POSITIONAL- comes with a head in a particular position
VERTIGO- a rotatory sensation of the head or of the surrounding.
BPPV is a very much treatable condition. The rotatory sensation originates in the head because there are some particles which has dislodged out of balance portion of inner ear and moved to some other place.
You can understand this way that ear is the chief balance organ of the body. other are eyes and joints. the information from eyes, ears and joint is conveyed to brain. Any mismatch in the information received by brain is perceived as imbalance of body. If ear is the mismatch organ, then this imbalance is typically rotatory.
So, BPPV can originates from trauma to head and this trauma may be trivial. other causes may be because degeneration because of aging.
It requires a simple test (DIX HALL PIKE TEST) as I am doing in the photograph to know this condition and then by a simple procedure EPLEY MANEUVER, this form of vertigo can be cured.
If a patient come early, younger patient, involvement of one ear only carries a good prognosis.
Rest is important part after the maneuver so that particles can settled in their original position.
For instructions after Epley Maneuver CLICK HERE
Please post your query in the comments. I shall be happy to reply you.
Dr. Ajay Jain