Jun 19, 2023
Tests to Diagnose Vertigo in Jacksonville, FL
Hey guys, we’re Beyond Bones here and I’m Dr. Brian, let’s discuss some of the exams that may be used to determine what’s causing your vertigo. Understanding what’s causing it, what type of vertigo it is, well, those are very, very important things in determining how to get rid of it so you can get back to being fully in charge of your life once again.
The Romberg Test to Help Determine The Cause of Your Vertigo
The first exam that we’ll take a look at is really really simple. Lots of these things are this is called the Romberg test and in this test you your doctor will ask you to stand with your feet together, as relaxed as you can be, and then close your eyes The doctor will then assess how much sway and in what directions they’re seen. As you stand with your feet together and your eyes closed. That’s called the Romberg test.
The Dix Hallpike Maneuver Test
The second one is called the Dix Hallpike maneuver, again, really, really simple. In this you’ll be sitting on the end of a table, your doctor will have you sit, they’ll have you turn your head 45 degrees to one side, and then they’ll have you lie back quickly, and remain in that position with your eyes open for about 30 seconds. During those 30 seconds your doctor will be assessing what’s happening with your eye movements and checking for any sign of dizziness.
The Dix Hallpike maneuver is really helpful for differentiating between vertigo problems that are caused by something that’s off inside your brain as compared to something that’s off inside your inner ear. Beyond those two tests that Dix Hallpike, the Romberg tests, hearing and vision tests may help clarify what’s causing your vertigo as well as MRI and a postural analysis.
So there’s an array of tests that may be used in order to figure out how to help you get the best possible results and get back to living your life the way that you know that you can and the way that you deserve to!
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