What are the advantages of a canalith repositioning procedure (CRP)?
CRP is a unique medical procedure because it does not require any special tools or equipment other than an examination table, and is not invasive in any way. Once the position of the canaliths is determined, the patient is led through the correct series of movements and should find relief quickly.
What are the complications of a canalith repositioning procedure (CRP)?
Possible complications of CRP include injury to the neck or back, or crystals being dislodged and moving to another semicircular canal.
Is a canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) safe?
Reviews of CRP find it to have a very high level of effectiveness. A number of studies have been conducted showing that 85-90 percent of patients treated with CRP were relieved of the symptoms of BPPV, compared to only 10-20 percent of untreated patients who found relief.