Because some types of vertigo can involve serious underlying pathology, it is important to rule out these conditions first. Your family medical doctor or a neurologist is normally a good place to start. After a more serious pathology is ruled out, then conservative treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture or the Epley maneuver can be pursued.
Because vertigo is more common in the elderly and the elderly are more prone to falls, it is very important for the elderly to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. Falls can lead to injuries in the elderly that severely affect the quality of their life and at times can be too much to overcome. Most of the treatment protocols for positional vertigo are just a few visits with a relatively high success rate and relatively low re-occurrence rate.