30-3 Vertigo: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

This issue of D.C. Tracts is focused on vertigo and its different subjective manifestations...

This issue of D.C. Tracts is focused on vertigo and its different subjective manifestations along with the proper factors to consider in a differential diagnosis. Additionally, this issue covers vertigo’s anatomy, etiology and treatment. The frequency of this condition makes it a timely subject for our consideration, since many of those suffering with it will find their way into our offices.

Dr. Brynne Stainsby’s Feature Article discusses the clinical approach to benign positional proximal vertigo (BPPV). She highlights the idea that, whenever possible, the clinician’s approach to managing a patient should be evidence-based.

In his Audio Lecture, Dr. William Huber discusses the clinically-relevant factors with respect to the causes and treatment of vertigo – the cardinal symptom of vestibular dysfunction. He covers the incidence, types, anatomy and physiology and pathology of the disturbances of the vestibular mechanism, and distinguishes between static and kinetic vertigo.

Dr. Adrienne Kaminskyj’s Audio Lecture outlines trigeminal neuralgia, focusing on its epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, classification and diagnosis along with differential diagnoses and current treatment approaches. She also discusses a real-world example of one patient’s clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment course.

The Abstracts and Commentaries by Dr. Yasmeen Khan provide succinct and clinically relevant views on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the various types of conditions presenting with vertigo.

Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Benign Positional Vertigo: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management
    Brynne Stainsby, BA, DC, FCCS(C)
    • The Concept of Vertigo
      William Huber, DC, MS(R)
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Overview
      Adrienne Kaminskyj, BKin, DC
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS
    • An Abbreviated Diagnostic Maneuver for Posterior Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo
    • Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update)
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in the Acute Care Setting