Comparative Study of Management of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) with only Drugs Versus Drugs Plus Epley Manoeuvre
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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder, accounting for 20% of all vertigo cases. Idiopathic BPPV is most common between the ages of 50 and 70, although the condition is found in all age groups. The importance of early diagnosis and treatment can lead to a much improved quality of life for patients afflicted by this ailment. It is presently common for physicians to treat these patients mainly with benzodiazepines, antihistamines, and anticholinergic medications, especially if the history and physical is consistent with BPPV. This method of treatment has had questionable success. Several reviews of the management of vertigo have shown that no medication in current use has well established curative or prophylactic value or is suitable for long-term treatment. Epleys manoeuvre is also used in the treatment of BPPV. This manoeuvre relocates free floating particles from the affected semi-circular canals back into utricle, thus relieving the symptoms of vertigo. The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of Epleys manoeuvre with conventional drug therapy versus conventional therapy alone in patients who present with vertigo. The purpose of this study to evaluate and examine two methods of treatment.
KeywordsBPPV Epleys manoeuvre Vertigo Dix hallpike Nystagmus
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