The Epley Maneuver is a treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It works by allowing free floating particles from the affected ear canal to be relocated, therefore, relieving the patient of bothersome vertigo. It has a reported success rate of between 90-95%.
The entire procedure may be repeated two more times, for a total of three times. During every step of this procedure the patient may experience some dizziness.
Following the treatment, the clinician may provide the patient with a soft collar, often worn for the next 48 hours. The patient may be instructed to be cautious of bending over, lying backwards, moving the head up and down, or tilting the head to either side.