Lagerungsschwindel Übungen: Barbeque Manöver

Introduction to the barbecue maneuver

What is the barbecue maneuver?

The barbecue maneuver is a therapeutic technique used specifically to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPLS). This condition, characterized by sudden attacks of vertigo, often occurs when the position of the head is rapidly changed. The maneuver aims to return the small calcium carbonate crystals (otoliths) that dislodge in the semicircular canals of the inner ear and cause vertigo to their original location.

Barbecue maneuver step-by-step instructions

  • Preparation:

    • Choose a straight and comfortable surface
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    • Remove all cushions, as these could reduce the effect of the exercise
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    • Ideally, perform the exercise in the morning immediately after getting up
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  • Starting position:

    • Lie down on your back
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    • Look directly up at the ceiling
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  • First step:

    • Turn the head 45° to the affected side (left, unless otherwise indicated)
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    • The chin should be above the shoulder.
    • Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
  • Second step:

    • Turn your head back to the center and look straight up again
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    • Wait another 30 seconds.
  • Third step:

    • Now turn your head 45° to the other (right) side.
    • Stay there again for 30 seconds.
  • Fourth step:

    • Turn your head another 90° to the right side so that you virtually turn your head around once.
    • Place your head on the floor and wait another 30 seconds.
  • Fifth step:

    • Turn your head another 90° to the right side.
    • Now lie on your right side.
    • Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
  • Conclusion:

    • Sit up without rolling onto your back
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  • Frequency:

    • Do this exercise three times a day, preferably immediately after getting up
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    • Once you have been free from dizziness for 24 hours, the exercise can be discontinued.
  • Important notes:
    • Make sure you really stay in each position for 30 seconds
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    • If the right side is affected, reverse the instructions for the sides
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Storage maneuver after barbecue

The bearing maneuver after barbecue is a variant of the original maneuver and is often used for a specific type of BPLS. The difference lies in the specific head and body movements that are adapted to the type of vertigo. Again, it is important to perform this maneuver under expert guidance.


The barbecue maneuver is an effective and non-invasive method of treating BPLS. It is important that you inform yourself well before performing it and ideally seek medical advice. With the right technique, this maneuver can help to alleviate the symptoms of positional vertigo and improve your quality of life.

Frequently asked questions

1. Is the barbecue maneuver safe? Yes, it is a safe method when performed correctly and under expert guidance.

2. How often should the barbecue maneuver be repeated? It should only be repeated after medical advice and evaluation of symptoms.

3. Can I perform the barbecue maneuver on my own at home? It is recommended to learn it under medical supervision first.

4. Are there any side effects of the barbecue maneuver? Immediately after the maneuver, you may experience slight dizziness, but this should subside quickly.

5. Where can I find reliable instructions and videos on the barbecue maneuver? Reliable medical websites and specialist literature are recommended sources.