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J Fam Pract. 2010 May;59(5):295-7.

Clinical inquiries. What is the best approach to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in the elderly?

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Abstract

A canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM), such as the Epley or Semont maneuver, should be the first-line treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in the elderly. Following the Epley maneuver with self-treatment at home using a modified Epley procedure improves outcomes. Postural restrictions are not necessary after CRM treatment. Medications do not work as well as a CRM, but studies comparing treatments are limited.

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