The inner ear and canalith repositioning

The inner ear and canalith repositioning

Vertigo usually results from a problem with the nerves and structures of the balance mechanism in your inner ear (vestibular labyrinth). Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo BPPV occurs when canalith particles (otoconia) break loose and fall into the wrong part of the semicircular canals of your inner ear, causing vertigo. The goal of the canalith repositioning procedure is to move the particles from your inner ear to the utricle.