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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 Feb;36(2):119-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.12.011.

Chiropractic management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo using the Epley maneuver: a case series.

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Maple Grove Chiropractic Clinic, ON, Canada. sandysajko@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this case series is to describe the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in a chiropractic clinical setting.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

Eight patients (4 women, 4 men) with symptoms of persistent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo presented for chiropractic care. The outcome measures included self-reported resolution of vertigo, a Short Form 12 Health Survey, Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile, and the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. Outcome measures were assessed at initial assessment, 6 days, 30 days, and 3 months postintervention.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

The patients underwent one or more canalith repositioning procedures (Epley maneuver). Scores in each of the categories decreased from the initial to 6-day assessment and then again at the 30-day assessment. The effects of the treatment on the Short Form 12 scores showed changes between the initial assessment and 30 days posttreatment.

CONCLUSION:

The patients in this case series demonstrated reduction in symptoms with chiropractic management.

PMID:
23499147
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.12.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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