Chiropractic Management of a Patient With Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A Case Report

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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.

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