Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

@article{Solomon2000BenignPP,
  title={Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo},
  author={D. Solomon},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={2},
  pages={417-427}
}
  • D. Solomon
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Opinion statementBenign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be diagnosed with great certainty, and treated effectively at the bedside using one of the canalith repositioning procedures described in this paper. This treatment has been shown effective in properly controlled trials, has a rational basis, and has minimal risk [1]. 

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