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Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Necessity of Postmaneuver Patient Restrictions

J Am Acad Audiol. 2005 Jun;16(6):357-66. Treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: necessity of postmaneuver patient restrictions. Roberts RA, Gans RE, DeBoodt JL, Lister JJ. Abstract Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, resulting from migration of otoconia into the semicircular canals. Several treatment methods involving positioning maneuvers that return the otoconia to the utricle have been described. Following treatment, most patients are provided with a variety of activity restrictions. Previous studies suggest that, overall, BPPV treatment may be successful without these restrictions. The purpose of this study was to determine the necessity of postmaneuver restrictions using an experimental and control group with participants matched for age, gender, involved ear, and symptoms.A canalith repositioning maneuver Read More