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Self-limiting benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following use of whole-body vibration training plate.
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PMID:  20003605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo which occurred after use of a whole-body vibration training plate. METHOD: Case report and literature review concerning the secondary causes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and the physiological effects of whole-body vibration training plates. RESULTS: A 44-year-old woman was referred with classic symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following use of a whole-body vibration training plate, a popular form of fitness equipment widely used in sports, rehabilitation and beauty treatments. The condition resolved spontaneously after several days. There have been reports of negative side effects in users of this equipment, such as dizziness, headache and a sensation of imbalance; however, there have been no reported cases involving vertigo. Based on a literature review, this equipment may cause side effects, including vertigo, by generating forces that can increase the original amplitude of internal organs, which may potentially cause labyrinthine trauma or dislocation of otoconia, leading to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that whole-body vibration training plates may potentially induce benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Manufacturers may need to make users of this equipment aware of this risk, and remind them to use it with caution.
I Amir; E Young; A Belloso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  796-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
ENT Department, Royal Blackburn Hospital, UK.
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