Balance and Coordination Problems

Are you experiencing dizzy spells?

Individuals with balance and coordination problems may experience a variety of difficulties including:

  • Unsteadiness
  • Light-headedness
  • Vertigo
  • Motion sickness
  • Double vision
  • Difficulty walking
  • Tremor
  • Inability to control the range of body movements

Why am I having balance and coordination difficulties? 

Problems with balance and coordination can be caused by a variety of conditions.

To determine the cause of your balance and coordination problems, call Dr. Landfield at Kentucky
Neurology and Rehab. Conditions associated with balance and coordination include:

  • Medication side effects
  • Inner ear problems
  • Poor posture
  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Brian tumor
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Spinal cord compression or infarction
  • Guillain Barre syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Myopathy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Gout
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo
  • Migraines

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How do I get a diagnosis? 

Dr. Landfield will perform a variety of physical and neurological examinations to determine the cause of your balance and coordination problems. The exams and testing Dr. Landfield may conduct to diagnose you include:

 

  • Physical examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Blood tests
  • MRI
  • CT
  • X-ray
  • EEG- Electroencephalogram
  • EMG- Electromyography
  • NCS- Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Lumbar Puncture

What treatments are available to help me?

Treatment will be determined based off the diagnosis you are given by Dr. Landfield. General treatments for balance and coordination include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation

Will I make a full recovery?Balance

At Kentucky Neurology and Rehab, we understand how challenging life can be when you are suffering from balance and coordination problems. Dr. Landfield and his team are dedicated to you achieving restoration of your balance and coordination. Through evaluation, Dr. Landfield will determine the cause of your balance and coordination problems and provide you the right treatment to alleviate your symptoms and regain your balance and coordination. To begin the road to your recovery, contact Dr. Landfield at Kentucky Neurology and Rehab.