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When the Dix-Hallpike (and everything else) is Negative

It is not uncommon to have a patient describing a history consistent with current active BPPV, and to have your exams, including Dix-Hallpike tests, be negative. My last post described techniques that can improve the likelihood of a positive test in these patients, but sometimes despite your best efforts, you cannot trigger an episode of…

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Improving the Sensitivity of the Dix-Hallpike Test for BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common vestibular disorder and most common cause of episodic vertigo. Once identified, Canalith Repositioning procedures are very safe, fast and effective at resolving this condition. So effective, that when repositioning does not quickly relieve the symptoms, the most likely explanation is that the diagnosis is wrong, or…

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