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July 20, 2010

Effective Home Treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

A research article was published in July 2010 that found use of a device called "DizzyFIX" had cure rates for BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) of ~88% which is similar to standard treatment (Semont and Epley maneuvers) performed by a physician.

Although there are YouTube videos on how to do the Epley and Semont maneuvers correctly, unfortunately, patients rarely do it correctly when doing it privately at home resulting in prolongation of their symptoms.

The "DizzyFIX" device can be used at home and takes the patient through the CORRECT maneuvers to cure them of the dizzy attacks if due to BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).

You can buy it on Amazon.

Watch a video here on how this device works.

Check out a flowchart on how to diagnose BPPV correctly and employ the correct maneuver to fix here.

Reference
Efficacy of a New Home Treatment Device for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Archives of Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(7):682-683, July 2010.


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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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