Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-15

Effect of postural restrictions on the outcome of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, postcanalith repositioning maneuver

Department of ENT, SRM Medical College and Research Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. P K Purushothaman
Department of ENT, SRM Medical College and Research Centre, Potheri, Chennai - 603 202, Tamil Nadu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_77_17

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Postural Restrictions of Head are advised by some physicians after BPPV is treated by canalith repositioning maneuvers. Aim: To find out if these postural restrictions are beneficial. Methodology: A total of 682 patients were studied over a period of 2 years. They were separated into 2 groups where one observed postural restrictions and the other didn't. Both the groups were compared. Results: The group which observed postural restrictions had better symptom relief after the first repositioning maneuver itself and recurrences were less. An odds ratio of 1.7862 was obtained upon statistical analysis. Conclusion: BPPV patients who observed postural restrictions after canalith repositioning maneuver had a better outcome than those who didn't.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded170    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal