Vestibular Test Battery: How Can It Help Vertigo Sufferers?

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Are your days often occupied by worries brought on by frequent vertigo episodes? Do you wish to know what your symptoms mean and how you can finally put an end to everything? Before you can make any plans and hasty conclusions, you might want to schedule a visit to your doctor for a vestibular test battery. Now, we know that vestibular test battery might sound like a serious matter. So, let’s help you understand its role in helping you find relief and choose wisely among the different vertigo remedies like Upper Cervical Care.


What happens during the vestibular test battery?

When your doctor orders this test, you will be assisted by an audiologist in a laboratory. They may perform different sets of tests depending on what’s required. For example, they may also look for signs of involuntary eye movements, called nystagmus, during testing, as this may be linked to vestibular or neurological problems. These different tests may include one or a combination of the following:

Videonystagmography (VNG)

This test helps identify how certain parts of your inner ear system and eye reflexes are functioning. 

Rotary chair

This test gathers information about the function of your inner ear balance system, referring to the reflex between your ears and eyes.

Modified clinical test of sensory interaction on balance (mCTSIB)

This test examines how your vision, feet sensation, and inner ear contribute to your dizziness and unsteadiness. 

Video head impulse test (VHIT)

This test helps detect your head movements through the three semicircular canals in your inner ear. This test can also see if your semicircular canals are working properly.

Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP)

This test helps gather information about some parts of your inner ear balance system, saccule and/or utricle, are functioning.

Dynamic visual acuity testing (DVA)

This test helps evaluate if you can adequately use your inner ear balance system when you move your head. 

Risk of falls assessment

This test helps evaluate factors that may predict which people will likely experience future falls and injuries. This group of tests includes tests of the inner ear function.

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Upper Cervical Care For Balance Issues

Now that you know a thing or two about vestibular test battery, let’s tackle one of the leading sources of lasting vertigo relief: Upper Cervical Chiropractic. 

Essentially, Upper Cervical Care is necessary for vestibular conditions that stem from neck issues. Car collisions, head butts and other incidents that lead to head and neck trauma often lead to this “invisible” or “undetected” postural misalignments in the Upper Cervical spine. When this happens, pressure buildups on the muscles, nerves and blood vessels on the neck, leading to the transmission of distorted messages involving your balance and poor fluid balance in the ears. 

Naturally, correcting the misalignment is necessary to bring back the proper function of the affected structures. And it will help you stimulate a unique level of healing so you can regain control of your life.

If your healthcare provider did not see anything wrong with your vestibular battery tests, you might want to consider seeking the help of an Upper Cervical doctor. You can reach out to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor near you using our Doctor’s Directory. Schedule your appointment today!


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