10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dizziness After a Car Accident: The VNG Test

Dizziness after a car accident? If you are feeling dizzy or off balance, it is important to get tested for a vestibular system injury. The VNG test (video-nystagmography) is the gold standard in diagnosing these types of injuries. It is crucial to get help if you are experiencing these symptoms.

The 10 most important facts everyone should know about dizziness after a car accident!

Fact #01: Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms following a car accident.

Fact #02: The vestibular system is responsible for our sense of balance and coordination.

Fact #03: A VNG test is the best, and only objective way to diagnose a vestibular injury.

Fact #04: Vestibular injuries can lead to several serious symptoms, including dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, nausea, and vomiting.

Fact #05: If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

Fact #06: A VNG test is painless and non-invasive.

Fact #07: The test involves wearing a special headset that tracks eye movements.

Fact #08: A VNG test can help to determine the severity of a vestibular injury.

Fact #09: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an effective treatment for vestibular injuries.

Fact #10: If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing dizziness or other vestibular symptoms, be sure to ask your doctor about getting a VNG test.

VNG Test Cost

VNG test cost depends on what is included in the test battery. Each patient is unique and each has different testing requirements. The basic VNG portion of the test ranges from $1K to $3K.

VNG Test Results

One reason we recommend using Injury Diagnostics is you do not just get a report, they include treatment recommendations and a lifetime cost estimate. For personal injury cases this is invaluable. A vestibular injury could require a lifetime of treatment. The cost of this treatment including medical follow ups, repeat testing, vestibular rehabilitation and other costs can easily reach $250,000 and depending on your age and extent of injuries $1,000,000. You and your attorney need this information before you settle a claim only to find out you have a lifetime of treatment ahead and you never asked for the money to pay it with.

VNG Test Side Effects

You may be dizzy following the VNG, afterall you were probably dizzy before it. Nausea is another common symptom during and after the VNG. If you become nauseated tell someone. They are able to give you medication to stop it.

If you have any further questions about the VNG test or dizziness after a car accident, please contact our office today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or if in or around Phoenix call Injury Diagnostics at 480.542.5590

Common Questions

What does a VNG test diagnose?

The VNG test does not diagnose anything. It is a tool to aid your provide in diagnosing symptoms of dizziness and imbalance. The test is considered the gold standard in

Is a VNG test uncomfortable?

Not at all. The caloric test can make some dizzy but it is for less than a minute.

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