Balance Disorders Testing

The type of medical tests you need will vary depending on what your physician suspects is the problem. Because there are so many possible causes, not all patients will require all tests. For example, if you think you might be at risk for falling, but your symptoms and exam results do not point to a specific cause, your physician might order a balance screening test, which will determine whether your balance is functionally impaired. If balance problems are detected, further tests would be warranted to pin point your risk factors and accurately identify their causes. On the other hand, if your symptoms and exam results are suggestive of a specific cause, your doctor may order tests designed to confirm a diagnosis and suggest the best course of treatment.