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Falling

Losing our balance, slipping on ice or a wet floor, missing a step or stumbling over an obstacle can all cause trauma and result in pain throughout various parts of the body.

Vertigo

Vertigo is the sense of rotation, rocking or the world spinning even when you are perfectly still. Dizziness and lightheadedness are also associated with vertigo and can be a result of a Central cause, originating in the brain or spinal cord; or a Peripheral Cause which stems from a problem in the inner ear.

Abnormality of Gait

Our "gait" is our pattern of walking. As the name implies, this condition is a deviation from the normal pattern: unsteadiness, unbalanced, or the inability to fully control how you walk are all symptoms. This is usually reflective of more serious conditions, neurological, orthopedic, arthritic, etc.

Lack of Coordination

Sometimes called ataxia, this condition can be caused by a number of diseases and/or injuries. Toxins, such as drugs or alcohol can also affect coordination. Movements may appear jerky and unsteady, and simple activities requiring fine motor skills may be difficult.

Difficulty walking, non specific

Back pain, leg pain, foot pain, muscle strain may contribute to this condition. Patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple scelerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal stenosis, obesity, as well as others with very different conditions, may all share this same symptom.

Vertiginous Syndromes & other disorders

The originating cause(s) for vertigo, room spinning, and illusion of movement.

Cochleovestibular disease

Also known as Cochleovestibular Nerve Compression Syndrome (CNCS), this term describes an impairment of hearing and balance thought to be caused by a blood vessel or benign tumor compressing the cochleovestibular nerve. Balance testing is often used to help in its diagnosis and treatment.

Cochlear disease

See Meniere's Disease.

Vestibular disease

The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance and eye movement. Impairments to this system may be caused by genetic  or environmental conditions.

Menieres disease

A disorder of the flow of fluids in the inner ear, Meniere's disease symptoms include vertigo, ringing or buzzing in the ear and hearing loss.