What does the hallpike Dix maneuver test for?

What does the hallpike Dix maneuver test for?

Doctors use the Dix-Hallpike test (sometimes called the Dix-Hallpike maneuver) to check for a common type of vertigo called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. Vertigo is the sudden feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.

How do you perform the Epley maneuver?

What happens during the home Epley maneuver?

  1. Start by sitting on a bed.
  2. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right.
  3. Quickly lie back, keeping your head turned.
  4. Turn your head 90 degrees to the left, without raising it.
  5. Turn your head and body another 90 degrees to the left, into the bed.
  6. Sit up on the left side.

Which maneuver is best for BPPV?

The Epley maneuver is the best established. The home Epley method (for the left side) is performed as shown on the figure to the right. The maneuver for the right side is just the mirror image. One stays in each of the supine (lying down) positions for 30 seconds, and in the sitting upright position (top) for 1 minute.

How do you do Dix-Hallpike and Epley?


  1. Move onto Epley’s manoeuvre from the final position of the Dix-Hallpike test.
  2. Turn the patient’s head 90° to the contralateral side.
  3. Ask the patient to roll onto their shoulder.
  4. Sit the patient up whilst maintaining head rotation.
  5. Re-align the head to the midline with the neck flexed for 30 seconds.

Which side is positive for Dix-Hallpike?

Positive: “down” side produces nystagmus and is the side causing the positional vertigo. If the right side is being tested (in the “down” position), the eye will rotate in a counterclockwise manner during the rapid phase of nystagmus, with a minor up-beating vertical (toward the forehead) component.

How do I know which side to do the Epley maneuver?

Starting the Home Epley Maneuver 5 You will need to know which side is the affected side. Usually, your vertigo symptoms will occur when you lie down on the affected side. If you lie on your left side and your symptoms occur, then the left vestibular system is most likely the affected side.

How many times should I do the Epley maneuver?

You should do these movements from three to five times in a session. You should have three sessions a day for up to 2 weeks, or until the vertigo is gone for 2 days.

How do you know which ear is affected in BPPV?

Turn your head 45 degrees toward the affected ear. Step 2: Quickly lie back, keeping your head turned toward the affected ear as you lie back with your head slightly over the edge of the bed or table. Wait about a minute or until you stop having symptoms.

Can Dix-Hallpike be positive both sides?

Patients presenting with nystagmus indicative of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) during the left and the right Dix-Hallpike manoeuvres (DHMs) are frequently seen in clinical practice. In such cases, BPPV may be unilateral or bilateral.