Video­nystagmography Test (VNG Test)

If you experience frequent headaches alongside disorienting feelings of dizziness and vertigo, videonystagmography may be the right diagnostic tool for you. VNG testing is used to evaluate inner ear and central motor functionality. Your inner ear and brain stem are an important part of maintaining balance and orientation. VNG makes it easier to uncover problems with inner ear and brain stem function by measuring the movements of your eyes using specialized infrared cameras. This makes VNG testing accurate, consistent and comfortable compared to the alternatives. A VNG test will help headache specialists in South Plainfield, NJ determine whether an inner ear or brain stem disease is responsible for your headache problems. It is one of the only tests available today that will distinguish between an inner ear issue in one ear and those occurring in both ears simultaneously. During a VNG test, the patient in South Plainfield, New Jersey will perform a number of simple visual exercises. This can include things like following a fast-moving object or moving the head into various positions to check for unexpected eye movements. The test takes a relatively short time. Took this whole paragraph out.

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS Test)

Your autonomic nervous system is responsible for all of the bodily functions that are not under your conscious control. For example, autonomic nerves regulate things like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism, and so on. ANS is divided into interrelated systems known as the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Many organs are controlled exclusively by one or the other, although they may receive input from the other system on occasion. ANS disorders can affect any part of the body. They might surface on their own as primary disorders or they can be related to conditions anywhere else in the body. They often arise within the central nervous system, making headaches more likely. ANS testing involves the use of specialized diagnostic tools to recognize autonomic neuropathy (i.e. nerve damage) that affects ANS function. Heart rate variability and other sophisticated signs may be used to determine the seriousness and extent of damage. This allows the New Jersey patient to get a more accurate diagnosis that will effectively rule out a wide range of conditions that could otherwise be assumed in place of ANS function. Our years of success at our first location in Texas, the Houston Headache Institute, inspired us to bring this differentiated approach to headache treatment in New Jersey and Florida. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We can help you put painful headaches and migraines in your past.

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