During your initial consult we may determine that you would benefit from further testing which could include the following:
Dix Hallpike and Eply Maneuver
The Dix Hallpike is a simple test involving head and neck movements that diagnoses benign paroxismal positional vertigo (BPPV) which is one of the most common causes of dizziness. A maneuver such as the Eply can then be performed to treat this disorder.
A VNG is a series of tests that evaluates the health of your vestibular system (the inner ear balance system) and your brain’s ability to process that information. During one part of this test you will perform eye tracking exercises. We will also move your head and body into different positions while looking for any eye movements.
Caloric Reflex Test (Calorics)
This test consists of placing cold or warm air in the ear canals to specifically test the function of each inner ear balance system.
Additional Specialized Balance Tests:
- Video Head Impulse Testing (VHIT)
- Electrocochleography (ECOG)
- Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)
- Computerized Dynamic Posturography
- The CDP uses virtual reality to help us determine whether inner ear problems, vision problems or muscle/joint/sensation problems are responsible for your imbalance. It also helps us determine which activities are most likely to make you fall, and which treatments will help you the most.