General ENT

Balance and Dizziness Evaluation

Evaluation and treatment of inner ear balance disorders

The physicians at Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists treat vertigo. Vertigo is a whirling or spinning movement and is a subtype of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion) due to dysfunction of the vestibular system. It is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as a balance disorder, causing difficulties standing or walking. Causes of vertigo are varied, but include benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraine, and vestibular neurontitis. Testing may include an audiogram (hearing test), Dix-Hallpike maneuver, and videonystagmogram (VNG).

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