Sonoran Ear, Nose and Throat offers diagnostic evaluation and treatment options for dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, and related concerns. Videonystagmography (VNG) testing is completed in the office to evaluate the function of the inner ears and eye movements. A series of tests reveal information about how the eyes, inner ears, and brain work together to control the balance system. VNG testing includes an evaluation of the inner ears using cool and warm air in the ear canals, this is called caloric testing. MRI or CT scan may also be indicated, and would be ordered at the recommendation of your ENT physician.
Epley Maneuver and Canalith Repositioning
Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) is a common type of dizziness that occurs when particles inside the inner ear become displaced. Using positioning techniques and the VNG goggles, we can determine which of the 6 inner ear canals is involved and causing your symptoms. An Epley Manuever is performed in the office to treat the most common type of BPPV. There are other repositioning maneuvers that may be indicated depending on the canal involved, and the only way to discern this is proper evaluation of eye movements during positioning. At Sonoran ENT we can evaluate and treat BPPV in the office all in the same day.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises
Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises are therapy exercises for the vestibular system. An exercise program is customized for your individual diagnosis and symptoms. These exercises can treat the symptoms associated with various types of vestibular disorders. Effective treatment requires consistency and dedication to the program over several weeks. The exercises often consist of various eye, head, and body movements and can be done in the comfort of your own home.