What Is a Balance Test?
Are you or a loved one dizzy, unsteady, or afraid of falling? There are many reasons why someone may feel this way but frequently it is a problem within the inner ear. Because the inner ear is complex, before treatment can be performed testing needs to be done to identify the exact cause of the dizziness. We now have a nationally recognized 45 minute non invasive test, called a VNG, paid for by insurance, that will identify if dizziness is caused by inner ear problems.
NPM performs VNG testing. We are one of only two locations in the state of Maine that perform this well tolerated test. VNG is a complete diagnostic system for recording, analyzing and reporting involuntary eye movements associated with inner ear problems. A camera is used to record these eye movements while the patient is sitting looking at a video screen and while comfortably lying down with head positioned to one side or the other.
At NPM we want you to enjoy life! If dizziness, decreased balance and/or a risk of falls is getting in the way of this, then this test might be the first step in your recovery.
Please contact our office for an appointment today!