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One maneuver to diagnose left posterior canal BPPV is a
modification of the Dix-Hallpike called the Side Lying Maneuver. To do this maneuver, you’ll have your
patient sit on the side of the table and look to the right side and then slowly
support themselves down to lie on their side.
You are supporting their head as they lie down and looking for
nystagmus. You’ll stay here for 30
seconds. If there is no nystagmus that
is seen, otherwise stay until that nystagmus fatigues and we’ll sit back
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