BPPV and the TRV Chair


Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common condition that affects the inner ear. It can cause a sudden onset of dizziness, vertigo, and nausea when you change your head position. BPPV is caused by crystals that have become dislodged in the semicircular canals of the inner ear. These crystals can cause the canals to send false signals to the brain, which can lead to dizziness and vertigo.

The most common symptom of BPPV is dizziness that occurs when you change your head position. This dizziness can be accompanied by vertigo, which is a sensation of spinning. You may also feel nausea and vomiting.

BPPV is diagnosed by a doctor who will perform a physical exam and ask you about your symptoms. The doctor may also perform a Dix-Hallpike maneuver, which is a test that can help to confirm the diagnosis of BPPV.

The treatment for BPPV is called the Epley maneuver. The Epley maneuver involves moving your head in a specific way to reposition the crystals in your inner ear. The Epley maneuver can be performed by a doctor or a physical therapist.

The TRV Chair is a device that can be used to perform the Epley maneuver, and makes the Epley maneuver easier and more effective especially for elderly, disabled, or obese patients. The chair rotates the patient's head in a controlled way, which helps to reposition the crystals in the inner ear.

The TRV Chair has been shown to be very effective in treating BPPV. In a study of over 100 patients, the TRV Chair was successful in curing BPPV in 90% of cases. The TRV Chair is now used in hospitals and clinics all over the world. It is a safe and effective treatment for BPPV that can help patients get their lives back.

If you are suffering from BPPV or if previous treatments may have been unsuccessful for you, talk to your doctor about the TRV Chair. It may be the treatment that you need to get your life back.

Dr. Thomas Richard-Vitton (TRV)

Here is some additional information about BPPV:

  • BPPV is most common in people over the age of 50.
  • BPPV can be caused by head injuries, infections, or certain medications.
  • BPPV is usually not a serious condition, but it can be very disabling.
  • If you are diagnosed with BPPV, it is important to see a doctor or physical therapist to get the correct treatment.

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About the inventor of the TRV Chair

Dr. Richard-Vitton is an ENT surgeon at the French Clinic of Marignane – ENT and Balance Center, 7 km from Marseille in France. Dr. Vitton has been practicing medicine for over 20 years and has specialized in the treatment of dizziness and balance disorders.


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