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Dr Subbanna MD, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  American Board Certified Neurologist, Internal Medicine
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My wife suffers from dizziness(not vertigo), disequilibrium,

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My wife suffers from dizziness(not vertigo), disequilibrium, headache. She has been tested and treated for vestibular related symptomsby an ent and a physical therapist before. Has not mitigated the symptoms. Where do we go and who do we see? What can she do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 years ago.
If your wife has not been seen by a neurologist already then she needs to see one and in addition to a thorough neurological examination in the clinic she will also require following neurological investigations (if not done already);
1) A Brain scan like a CAT scan or MRI scan of the brain (to look for any structural problems in the brain)
2) An Angiogram of the brain (to look for any pathologies of the arteries supplying the brain)
3) A Spinal tap for CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid) analysis (to look for any infections or inflammatory conditions of the brain)
4) A Tilt table test (to check for conditions like Syncope/Near Syncope or Orthostatic hypotension etc).
If any of the above neurological investigations have already been done then please no need to repeat them.
The above tests should help in exploring the cause for her various symptoms including the dizziness, disequilibrium & headache etc and once a final precise diagnosis is made it will be treated appropriately.
Best regards,
Neuro Doctor