With appropriate instruction, the canalith repositioning procedure can be done at home. For the first attempt, however, these maneuvers should always be performed under the supervision of a medical professional due to certain risks involved, such as:

  • Neck or back injury
  • Movement of the otoconia into a canal other than the utricle, which could continue to cause vertigo
  • Side effects, including feelings of nausea, dizziness and lightheadedness, which may require medication to relieve

Make sure you tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have, such as a neck or back condition, a detached retina, or vascular problems, before beginning the canalith repositioning procedure. You may need to delay having the canalith repositioning procedure.

July 10, 2012