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Chiropractic management of a patient with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a case report

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J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2009 Jun;32(5):387-90.

Authors:

A R Nørregaard, H H Lauridsen, J Hartvigsen

Abstract.

Objective: This article describes and discusses the case of a patient with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) characterized by severe vertigo with dizziness, nausea, and nystagmus, treated without the use of spinal manipulation by a doctor of chiropractic. Clinical features: A 46-year-old woman presented for care with complaints of acute vertigo and dizziness. Intervention and outcome: The patient was examined and diagnosed with left posterior canalolithiasis by means of the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. She was treated successfully with the Epley maneuver once and subsequently discharged without further treatment. Conclusion: This case demonstrates the importance of correctly identifying patients with BPPV. This case also demonstrates the successful treatment of BPPV.

Publication Date: 

2009 Jun

OEID: 

5085

Nørregaard, RA., Lauridsen, HH., Hartvigsen, J. (2009) 'Chiropractic management of a patient with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a case report', J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2009 Jun;32(5):387-90.

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