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. 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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Chiropractic Management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Using the Epley Maneuver: A Case Series

Sandy S Sajko et al. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. .

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.

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