My husband has a real problem with his balance when walking.After many tests no one seems to find an answer?
He has good reflexes in his knees and ankles but his legs just give out on him. He has had abnormal movements, MRI, ear specialist,Neurolite brain scan plus other tests He doesn't get dizzy and has no pain. He now has gotten to the point where he needs a walker. When sitting he has no problem, only when walking.
Asked by Rosario Ahrns 2 years ago.
He has good reflexes in his knees and ankles but his legs just give out on him. He has had abnormal movements, MRI, ear specialist, Neurolite brain scan plus other tests He doesn't get dizzy and has no pain. He now has gotten to the point where he needs a walker. When sitting he has no problem, only when walking. Answered by Winfred Esche 2 years ago.
The only thing I can think of right off the bat is nerve impingement. A neurologist or osteopath should be able to note if he might have a spinal issue that would cause nerves to be compressed only when he stands. Sometimes an old back injury can cause this... or swelling of the discs between vertebrae. It sounds like he may have some sort of spinal compression issue. Make sure he's had a spinal MRI or CT scan as well as one of the brain. If you are unable to locate a problem, consider having his primary care physician write a referral to National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. They will often see patients, by referral only, who have conditions undetermined by other doctors. Has he had any muscle atrophy (shrinking)? If so, I supposed a neuromuscular disorder could give him weakness when standing but no pain or dizziness... perhaps a muscle biopsy could show a cause if the muscle itself seems to be the issue. I wish I could be more help, but I would have to see his records... Answered by Geraldo Shakin 2 years ago.
Ahhh, geee, I am really sorry to hear this. You are doing the right thing getting all the testing done. With the ear specialist, that would rule out something as simple as an ear infection, which would have been my thought. The doctors' suggest any other testing? Something with the circulation, perhaps? Best of luck to you in getting this problem resolved. Answered by Chana Pal 2 years ago.
Don't take this site too seriously. Some answer just for kicks, some think they are amateur gossip columnists. I happen to have a huge repository of knowledge in a vast set of areas, and I enjoy helping people if my knowledge can do it for them. I give the homework zombies some hints, but I won't do their work for them, and if someone asks an inane question I respond with a flippant answer. Answered by Cassaundra Tomkus 2 years ago.
That is perplexing. Have you considered Vertigo? Vertigo is a real medical condition that has the exact symptoms that you are describing. I'm no expert, but I suggest doing some research on your own and through doctors. Search Vertigo. I hope you can find some answers. Answered by Dominique Harford 2 years ago.
It sounds like a neurological disorder, but for the life of me, I can't figure out the name... I'll see if I can find info on this later, and get back to you!!! Answered by Lavern Catherman 2 years ago.
It might be an inner ear problem something like vertigo. Answered by Efrain Alessandrini 2 years ago.
Balance is connected with hearing. Have his ears checked out. Answered by Kenia Porto 2 years ago.
get a second opinion then a third if necessary. IT does sound like inner ear... but it could be something else as well. See another doctor. Answered by An Latella 2 years ago.
Has he been tested for vertigo, MS, RLS? Answered by Margaretta Arciga 2 years ago.