The inner ear and canalith repositioning

Vertigo is caused by a problem with the nerves and structures in the inner ear that control balance (vestibular labyrinth). Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) occurs when tiny canalith particles (otoconia) break loose and fall into the wrong part of the semicircular canals of the inner ear. The goal of the canalith repositioning procedure is to move the particles from the inner ear to a part of the ear where they won't cause problems (the utricle).

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