What activity modifications are needed following treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: John C Li, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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After CRP treatment, patients are instructed to avoid lying completely flat for 24-48 hours. Sleeping with the head elevated on a few pillows is recommended. Avoidance of jarring activities or gymnastic flips is recommended.

A correlation has been demonstrated between the head-lying side during sleep and the side affected by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Patients may want to adjust their sleeping positions accordingly to prevent recurrence. [7]


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