What is BPPV and how did I get it?
BPPV is caused by otoliths, or calcium carbonate crystals, being out of alignment in one or both of your inner ear balance canals. These otoliths, which we frequently call “crystals” or “stones,” are a normal part of your inner ear anatomy. It is only when they get out of place that the problem occurs. This can happen for a number of reasons, but often develops after a head or whiplash injury, inflammation or infection in the inner ear, aging or a sedentary lifestyle. It frequently occurs without any apparent reason.