The study inclusion criteria were patients aged >18 years, agreeing to participate in the study, and diagnosed with BPPV
following the assessment in the emergency department.
1) discussed 10 cases of BPPV
secondary to oral contraceptive use.
Hence, we conducted this study to provide local statistical data for guiding us in treatment of patients with BPPV
by helping us determine whether or not restricted movements are justified in these patients.
Although the vertigo itself isn't dangerous, people with BPPV
are more likely to fall and are less able to handle daily activities, such as bathing and dressing.
2008) for the assessment and treatment of BPPV
in the general population, there are only a handful of studies describing the characteristics and presentation of post-TBI BPPV
(Davies & Luxon, 1995; Gordon, Levite, Joffe, & Gadoth, 2004; Katsarkas, 1999) and only two studies (Ahn et al.
, Meniere's tends not to be positional in nature.
They also reported that there is no correlation between BPPV
with duration and frequency of swimming.
, Meniere's disease, and vestibular paroxysmia.
= benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, CDP = computerized dynamic posturography, CNS = central nervous system, DSI = dual sensory impairment, MSI = multisensory impairment, mTBI = mild traumatic brain injury, PIVC = parieto-insular vestibular cortex, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, SVV = subjective visual vertical, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VOR = vestibulo-ocular reflex.
4% suffer from BPPV
(Bhattacharyya et al 2008, von Brevern et al 2007).
most commonly affects the posterior canal and the primary symptom is of brief episodes of true rotatory vertigo upon specific head movements.
One of the most common causes is BPPV
, a condition of the inner ear in which tiny calcium crystals called otoconia are dislodged from their appropriate location in the ear, which causes a sensation of vertigo or spinning.
Subjective history of provocation and duration of dizziness are outlined and then a series of tests including checking for orthostatic hypotension, oculomotor exam, neck ROM, vestibular ocular reflex cancellation, head thrust, functional vertebral artery test, and tests for BPPV
A diagnosis of BPPV
is made through an accurate history, nonfocal neurologic examination, and a positive Dix-Hallpike test.
I was treated for my BPPV
and have since made a complete recovery.