BPPV and Epley manoeuvre The Epley manoeuvre is a highly effective treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), the most common cause of vertigo. (By way of explanation, the word benign means good i.e. not harmful; paroxysmal means sudden attack; positional means it only occurs on certain movements; and vertigo means to turn i.e. it is the illusion of movement.) It is often worse in the act of lying down, turning over in bed, getting up from a lying down position, or when looking up. BPPV is a disorder of the inner ear, and arises when a tiny crystal
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What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the name given to pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain can range from mild to severe. The sciatic nerve begins in the buttock region, and is the coming together of 5 separate nerves exiting from the lumbar spine and sacrum; so, the sciatic nerve, technically speaking, can’t exit from the spine because it hasn’t been formed at that point. Sciatica arises mostly from 2 causes: An intervertebral disc pressing on one of the nerves which make up the sciatic nerve – depending on the extent of the injury, the
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