Diagnostic Testing Spotlight: VNG

Our office offers a variety of tests to address a variety of symptoms.

A VNG, or videonystagmography test, is a test that assesses dizziness and difficulty with balance by measuring involuntary eye movements called nystagmus. By doing this testing, it may be determined whether the symptoms are related to disorders of areas responsible for balance within the brain or the vestibular system which is the balance system of the inner ear.

During the testing, goggles are used to record eye movements. The patient is shown a series of patterns and told to move head and body into certain positions which may induce these involuntary eye movements.

Based on the results of the testing, you may be recommended to have a special type of physical therapy called vestibular therapy or other treatments.

For more information about this test talk to one of our providers at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology

Brooke Steiger, NP