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Can you pass the romberg test if you sway just a little bit ? How long are you suppose to keep your eyes closed? What is considered failing
Screening test: Not an ultimate test, but rather a screen for integrity of propriaceptive function, including spinal cord, and peripheral nerve abnormalities, mainly, and useful for brainstem, and cerebellar problems. One keeps eyes closed for merely a few seconds, and subtle swaying may or may not be scored abnormal, depending on judgement of physician at time. Romberg is part of exam, not be all ; end all. ...Read more
Not Romberg: Romberg sign is present if one is unsteady with eyes closed and feet together vs eyes open. It indicates either posterior column dysfunction in the spinal cord or large fiber neuropathy in the legs. The most common cause nowadays is B12 deficiency (It used to be neurosyphilis) ...Read more
If I pass Romberg test does that mean no inner ear issues n pass neuro does that mean no neuro issues thank you ?
Would your dr know if you was dizzy and had inner or or neuro issue by looking at you n neuro exam Romberg test typmpontry test eye exam ?
Dizziness: There are lots of tests used to try to evaluate dizziness, including the three that you mention, which are useful in the office. Many doctors will add blood tests, blood pressure standing/sitting/lying down, and occasionally may need an MRI for further evaluation. A lot of information is gained by taking a thorough history as well. ...Read more
I've been to Ent for 6 yrs daily lightheaded off feeling sometimes swaying he's says not inner ear could they be missing something Romberg test good?
Neurologist: The inner ear is only one source of balance disorders. The brain and the neck are other sources. Furthermore, lightheadedness is not a symptom of inner ear vestibular dysfunction. I would recommend a neurologist and make sure this is not low blood pressure or a side effect of any medications you are taking. ...Read more
Neurologic test : The romberg test is used to investigate the cause of loss of motor coordination. A positive romberg test suggests that the motor coordination loss is sensory in nature, that is, depending on loss of proprioception ( awareness of the position of one's body). Its used frequently in neurological examinations. ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on eyes open or eyes closed, and depending on how much you swayed and how long it took you to sway, it is possible that you could have central vestibular problems, particularly involving the cerebellum. You must seen a neurologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more