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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hello doctor, my brother is 16 years old and he is unable to walk since his birth . he walks by holding to walls . can you help.

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Need information like: how long has it been present and did it begin all of sudden? Are there any coexisting symptoms? What happened at before, during & after birth. A thorough neurologic examination, screening tests of strength, muscle tone, coordination, the vestibular system, the conscious proprioceptive system, and cortical function (especially the frontal lobes) must be performed.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Must be : Something congenital or birth injury since as you stated it was since birth. You need to take him to a neurologist for diagnosis and go from there.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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