The Epley Omniax
The Epley Omniax System is a software-guided patient positioning system designed to accurately diagnose and effectively treat disorders known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). In any year an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from vestibular (inner ear) vertigo, often with debilitating symptoms. The Epley Omniax System offers hope for the chronically dizzy by providing a means to accurately diagnose and treat the causes of positional vertigo.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Who is it for? The Omniax is for treatment of patients with positional vertigo. Patients typically describe a spinning sensation that is related to rolling over in bed or looking up or down quickly.
2. Is it guaranteed to help me? There is never a guarantee in any medical condition. We have been able to achieve an extremely high success rate in treatment of benign positional vertigo with the use of the Omniax.
3. I am not dizzy right now. Will the Omniax help me to prevent further attacks? We suggest that if you are not dizzy currently you should probably wait until another vertigo attack occurs.
4. How many times does it take to be treated? Most patients can be treated successfully in one session but frequently a second session is needed to be sure that all the crystals have been successfully removed from the balance canals. Sometimes a third session is also needed depending on the severity of the condition.
5. How long does it take? An Omniax treatment session takes approximately 1/2 hour.
6. Do I need someone to come with me when I have my treatment? It is best to come with someone so you do not have to drive home after treatment. Most patients feel fine after they get off the chair but we do recommend not immediately driving home.
7. Do I need to see the doctor first? It is important that you get evaluated first by Dr. Arrigg prior to treatment. We do not make exceptions. An accurate diagnosis is very important for successful treatment.
8. Will I be able to be seen by the doctor and treated on the Omniax the same day? Usually not due to time constraints. Occasionally, schedules can be accommodated if there is a cancellation but this is unusual.
9. If I don't have positional vertigo, can I still be seen? Yes. We evaluate many different forms of dizziness including Ménière's syndrome, vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis and migraine associated dizziness.
10. Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment.? Evaluation and treatment with the use of the Omniax generally are covered but of course depends on the type of insurance that you have and your deductible. Typically, office visit codes, 92541 and 92542 and some physical therapy codes e.g. 97001 or 95992 may also be used. you are encouraged to check with your insurance company prior to makng an appointment.