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Efficacy of a New Treatment Maneuver for Posterior Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

J Am Acad Audiol. 2006 Sep;17(8):598-604. Efficacy of a new treatment maneuver for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Roberts RA, Gans RE, Montaudo RL. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA. Existing treatment maneuvers for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (PC-BPPV) include the Semont liberatory maneuver (SLM) and canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM). Independent investigations reveal that these maneuvers provide an excellent outcome for most patients. However, certain aspects of these maneuvers, such as hyperextension of the neck for CRM and brisk lateral motion for the SLM, are contraindicated for patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency, cervical spondylosis, back problems, and so forth. A hybrid approach, the Gans repositioning maneuver (GRM) was developed Read More