According to Dr. Jenkins, the general otolaryngologist’s office doesn’t require highly sophisticated test equipment to diagnosis dizziness or vertigo disorders. Rather, they should look at the patient’s eyes for nystagmus, with electronystagnography (ENG) and the Dix-Halpike maneuver the most commonly used procedures.
When otolaryngologists do posturography on elderly patients complaining of balance problems, they can usually discern musculoskeletal issues that might not be associated with a diagnosis of vertigo. And the caloric test, using video systems, may show a slower responsiveness, possibly due to aging issues. | ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page