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

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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.


This case demonstrates the importance of correctly identifying patients with BPPV. This case also demonstrates the successful treatment of BPPV.

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