Dizziness and Imbalance Treatment at SHBC
If you have dizziness, especially dizziness with movement, you are not alone. Statistics from the US National Institute of Health report dizziness/vertigo to be among the most common reasons for a doctor visit; right up there with back pain and headaches!
There is much that can be done to remove or reduce dizziness symptoms. We provide videonystagmography (VNG) testing to evaluate patients’ balance difficulties. Testing is painless and is scheduled for 2 hours. The first part of your testing is a complete hearing evaluation, specifically looking for certain markers that suggest a dizziness or balance issue.
For the second part of the exam, we measure the balance system through your eyes. By recording eye movement and analyzing, it we can learn quite a lot about your balance system. The goal of this portion the test is to find out which part of your system is causing your symptoms and help determine how to eliminate or improve this problem.
What Can You Gain From This Testing?
Many problems causing dizziness or imbalance are removable or improvable. An accurate assessment of the level of your balance/dizziness problem leads to less dizziness, decreased risk of falling and injuries, and maybe even better sports performance!
At the end of the test, your Audiologist will review your test results with you. If after testing it is apparent that your symptoms can be removed or improved by canalith repositioning treatment, your audiologist will complete the appropriate maneuver as determined by the test. Normally, we will schedule a 3-4 day follow-up visit to check in on symptoms.
We will also send you and your primary care provider a full report in order to find a solution specifically tailored to your needs.