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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Overview)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, standing, walking, running, etc


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Can a broken finger cause balance problems?

Can a broken finger cause balance problems?

Not directly: The broken finger itself wouldn't cause imbalance, but sometimes the treatment can. A big, bulky splint or cast can alter the way patients carry the arm, which can throw them off balance. I actually see this in my practice quite often.! ...Read more

Dr. Jed Kwartler
113 Doctors shared insights

Balance Problems (Overview)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, standing, walking, running, etc


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What methods can help with balance problems while stretching?

What methods can help with balance problems while stretching?

Practice: Practice and strength. Also, when you have these, relaxation of the muscles to some degree will hold them in position. You may start by gently using a wall or stationary object to help. Then gradually release the pressure on it. Repeat on other side. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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How can balance problems in MS be treated?

How can balance problems in MS be treated?

Several ways: The imbalance or ataxia in ms is tough to manage, but the following may work: Buspirone occas. Works, physical therapy employing gait and coordination training is useful, wrist and ankle bracelet weights can stabilize. Fundamental is to fully control the ms as potently as possible. Consider one of the newer drugs, and take supplemental vitamin d-3.
Canes and walkers may be useful. ...Read more

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I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? I have fallen twice, once I broke my wrist. I am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far. Could I go for laproscopic surgergy?

I have spinal stenosis, balance problems and need a cane to walk? I have fallen twice, once I broke my wrist. I am now going for physical therapy (3 times) and see no results so far. Could I go for laproscopic surgergy?

Depends: Balance problems from cervical stenosis should be adressessed by a spine surgeon before other elective procedures not as impt if lumbar stenosis depends on where the stenosis is, two falls from balance problems from lumbar stenosis dosent sound right maybe your falls are from a foot drop? If your balance issues are from cervical stenosis therapy won't help. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a balance problem?

What are the treatments for a balance problem?

Get an exam: There are many treatment options but it depends on what is causing the balance problem. It could be your inner ear, a muscular disorder or even your nervous system. I reccommend you see a physician in order to determine the root cause. ...Read more

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Is there cure for balance problem, tinnitus?

Is there cure for balance problem, tinnitus?

Yes: In most cases, it will right itself over time. The brain "doesn't like" the imbalance and will correct gradually it but it can take 1-2 years.

If you have meniere's disease, it is a special problem because it comes and goes and does't always get better. Some medications and maneuvers performed by ear, nose and throat specialists are helpful and you should follow up with one. ...Read more

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When I am in a open place I get balance problems and I get them when I am sitting down why is this happening?

Vertigo: You may be open space phobic or open space makes your inner ear sensitive sending wrong messages to the brain about your head position in space. ...Read more

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How can balance problems in MS be treated?

Several ways: The imbalance or ataxia in ms is tough to manage, but the following may work: Buspirone occas. Works, physical therapy employing gait and coordination training is useful, wrist and ankle bracelet weights can stabilize. Fundamental is to fully control the ms as potently as possible. Consider one of the newer drugs, and take supplemental vitamin d-3.
Canes and walkers may be useful. ...Read more

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I have optic neuritis numbness, balance problems, memory loss and chronic pain do you think I have ms?

I have optic neuritis numbness, balance problems, memory loss and chronic pain do you think I have ms?

It is possible: Certainly, you have symptoms that sound very ms like. But, I cannot say for sure without more info, an exam and mris of your brain/neck. ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you take mecclizine for balance problems?

Not exactly.: Meclizine is a non-selective central and peripheral histamine h1 antagonist that is commonly used in the management of motion sickness and vertigo. ...Read more

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What methods can help with balance problems while stretching?

Practice: Practice and strength. Also, when you have these, relaxation of the muscles to some degree will hold them in position. You may start by gently using a wall or stationary object to help. Then gradually release the pressure on it. Repeat on other side. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I am in a open place I get balance problems and I get them when I am sitting down why is this happening?

Vertigo: You may be open space phobic or open space makes your inner ear sensitive sending wrong messages to the brain about your head position in space. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause sinus and balance problems?

Could TMJ cause sinus and balance problems?

TMJ balance: Tmj could definitely cause balance problems (inner ear inflammation), I have two patients now that have that problem and one fells better after adjusted bite and night guard and the other is being fitted for a night guard. As to the sinus, I suppose it it can because of pressure your applying to your teeth, but its not really a cause to a sinus infection, just tooth relation. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Can stress or anxiety cause balance problems?

Can stress or anxiety cause balance problems?

Consult your doctor.: Stress and anxiety can impact your body's functioning in various ways. It is possible that the difficulty you are experiencing is related to stress levels, however, stress is not the only thing that may account for this. If you have not already done so, I strongly encourage you to speak with your primary care physician about your concerns to rule out any underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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Why fibromyalgia causes memory and concentration and balance problems?

Why fibromyalgia causes memory and concentration and balance problems?

Yes, causes of Fibro: The causes of memory loss and fibrofog are as yet undetermined; however, a number of factors could be at the root of these cognitive impairments. It is apparent that there is no real problem with the mental capacities of people suffering from fibrofog. Instead, there must be underlying problems that cause the brain to be unable to complete memory functions.
Sleep deprivation: sleep disorders are o. ...Read more

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If a person is having balance problems due to a neurological issue would the issues be constant, or come and go?

If a person is having balance problems due to a neurological issue would the issues be constant, or come and go?

Depends on the cause: Dysequilibrium (balance problems) can come and go or be permanent depending upon the exact cause. A well known example by the public at large would be the toxic effects of alcohol. When under the influence balance may be terribly off while when sober a person may be able to walk a tightrope. Of course, chronic use of alcohol in excess can lead to permanent imbalance. Cause is very important. ...Read more

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Can a broken finger cause balance problems?

Not directly: The broken finger itself wouldn't cause imbalance, but sometimes the treatment can. A big, bulky splint or cast can alter the way patients carry the arm, which can throw them off balance. I actually see this in my practice quite often.! ...Read more

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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read more

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I was curious if a bad eardrum can cause vertigo and balance problems?

I was curious if a bad eardrum can cause vertigo and balance problems?

Highly unlikely: The ear drum is for hearing not balance. An ear drum hole could let water or cold air behind it that could cause vertigo but a hole alone won't affect balance. Vertigo, a perception of you or the environment moving, is usually from the inner ear. If there is a cholesteatoma from a retracted drum it could erode into the balance part of the ear. If you're having vertigo suggest ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a bad eardrum cause balance problems or dizziness?

Might it be possible that a bad eardrum cause balance problems or dizziness?

Dizziness: Not sure what you mean by "bad" eardrum but problems in the middle ear. .. Infections, trauma, tumors... Can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Alcoholism: Long term alcohol use can cause different neurologic effect and even dementia. some are caused by a vitamin deficiency and other by overt neural damage. Some will resolve to a degree with treatment and cessation of alcohol use and others will not. ...Read more

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I will be more specific. If a person had balance problems due to msa, Parkinson's etc. Would those issues be constant, or, come and go.

I will be more specific. If a person had balance problems due to msa, Parkinson's etc. Would those issues be constant, or, come and go.

Constant: Since the disease is permanent due to structural and chemical changes in brain, the symptoms will essentially be permanent with minor fluctuations in symptoms. ...Read more

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After eating yesterday I experienced dizzyness and balance problems. I am still experiencing these issues 8-9 hours later with itching what is it?

After eating yesterday I experienced dizzyness and balance problems. I am still experiencing these issues 8-9 hours later with itching what is it?

Attack of vertigo: If not resolved in 2 days, then see an ent. Otc medication Meclizine can help. Once vertigo starts, these attacks tend to become recurrent. ...Read more

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What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or I might fall. Feeling dizzy when I turn my head. I get very sensitive sensations.

What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or I might fall. Feeling dizzy when I turn my head. I get very sensitive sensations.

Diagnosis: Balance problems may be otologic (inner ear) or central (brain). The symptoms sound like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (an inner ear disturbance caused by loose calcium carbonate stones). See an
ent physician for appropriate diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
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Poor Balance (Definition)

Poor balance can occur with a number of conditions that cause a sense of dizziness/ movement/ spinning or lack of feeling steady even when is not in ...Read more