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Rehabilitation exercise for treatment of vestibular disorder: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16518517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vertigo and dizziness are common symptoms in the general population. While the clinical picture is well known and widely described, there are different interpretations of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. The purpose of this case report was to describe the treatment of a 56 year old woman with complains of positional vertigo for 35 consecutive years. She suffered from a sudden onset of rotatory, unilateral horizontal canal type benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The symptoms started a day after falling from a bus, where she injured her head. Otherwise her medical history was unremarkable. She was treated with an individualized home exercise program of eye movement exercises, Brandt/Daroff exercises, and general conditioning exercises (i.e., laying on the left side from sitting on the bed, while the head rotated 45 degrees to the right, waiting for about one minute; twice a day on gradual basis, not laying on the side all the way, but to use enough pillows to lay about at 60 degrees). Four weeks from the start of physical therapy, the patient was free of symptoms, even when her neck was in the extended position.
Avraham Feazadeh; Eli Carmeli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  TheScientificWorldJournal     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1537-744X     ISO Abbreviation:  ScientificWorldJournal     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-06     Completed Date:  2006-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101131163     Medline TA:  ScientificWorldJournal     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Degani Institute, Hadera, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Dizziness / complications,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Self Care / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vertigo / complications,  rehabilitation*
Vestibular Diseases / complications,  rehabilitation*

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