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A 46-year-old member asked:

Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing someone to have difficulty walking and balancing as they get older?

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Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Depends: Brain ages along with bones and every other organ as we age. Blood flow changes and organs don't work as well. This will vary in severity speed and age from person to person. However there are disease states that can also produce changes as described. There are blood tests and imaging studies that can usually identify cause.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what could be causing someone to have difficulty walking and balancing as they get older?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Spinal stenosis &/or: upper motor neuron disease, which can be found in cervical spinal stenosis. see a neurologist and go from there. stenosis tight enough to cause this is usually surgical, so starting with a neurosurgeon also may be a good place to start, or a spine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon.
Last updated May 30, 2018

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