Neurology and the Dizzy Patient


Dizziness is a serious health risk for many people, especially as they age. Whether it’s caused by poor balance, previous injury, muscle weakness, vertigo or other neurological disorders, the result of dizziness is often the same — a painful and dangerous fall.

To help prevent falls, neurologists must first uncover the root cause of the patient’s instability. Today, it is estimated that 90% of patients with dizziness can be diagnosed with a specific cause and, therefor, be provided with proper treatment. But first, proper diagnosis must be achieved with proper neurology equipment.



The most accurate, consistent and comfortable diagnostic method uses neurology equipment with VNG technology — Videonystagmography — like that in the MedTrak Complete VNG Testing System. VNG technology measures eye movements through infrared cameras, which gives doctors a precise and accurate assessment. This dizziness test even measures the functions of each ear individually, truly helping to pinpoint the balance issue.

With the help of diagnostic equipment for dizziness, neurologists are able to treat patients quickly and easily, helping them overcome certain types of vertigo, like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and migrainous vertigo. Ultimately, it helps patients reduce their risk of falls.