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Unsteadiness Treatment

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If you or a loved one experiences unsteadiness or balance problems, the expert neurologists at All Neurological Services can help. They diagnose the cause of unsteadiness and treat it to reduce your risk of falls. Call one of our many offices in Brooklyn, New York, or in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. You can also request an appointment online today.

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Unsteadiness

What is unsteadiness?

Unsteadiness includes balance problems, weakness, numbness, or clumsiness that negatively affects your ability to safely complete everyday tasks. A variety of conditions can cause unsteadiness, some of which are serious. Schedule an evaluation with All Neurological Services at the first sign of balance problems.

What are the symptoms of unsteadiness?

Common signs and symptoms of unsteadiness include:

  • Frequent falls

  • Dizziness

  • Lightheadedness

  • Weakness

  • Feeling like you might fall

  • Vision changes

  • Loss of balance

  • Coordination problems 

 

Unsteadiness on your feet is often dangerous, as it increases your risk of falling down and sustaining head or other injuries.

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What causes unsteadiness?

While unsteadiness can happen to anyone, some factors increase your risk of having it. Examples include:

  • Nerve damage

  • Diabetes

  • Older age

  • Migraines

  • Balance disorders

  • Head injuries

  • Tumors

  • Meniere's disease  

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

  • Some medications 

  • Infections

  • Heart disease

  • Inner ear problems

  • Seizures

  • Blood pressure changes

 

The specialists at All Neurological Services can find the root cause of these symptoms and treat them to improve your quality of life.

How is the cause of unsteadiness diagnosed?

To find out if you have unsteadiness and its severity, an All Neurological Services clinician reviews your symptoms and medical history, and completes a comprehensive physical exam and neurological assessment. Your provider may recommend you undergo blood work, cardiovascular tests, nerve studies, imaging procedures, or other diagnostics.

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What are common treatments for unsteadiness?

Common treatments available at All Neurological Services for unsteadiness include:

Diet and lifestyle changes

Diet and lifestyle changes that help with unsteadiness include modifying intake of sodium, fluids, caffeine, or alcohol. You may also be recommended to wear compression stockings.

Balance exercises

Your neurologist shows you which balance training exercises to complete to improve balance, help you feel more steady on your feet, and reduce the risk of falls.

Medications

Certain medications can reduce vertigo and other underlying causes of unsteadiness.

Surgery

In some cases, for example, if you have Meniere's disease or a tumor, your specialist may recommend a surgical consultation.

Don’t live with unsteadiness putting you at risk of falls and injuries. Schedule an evaluation with All Neurological Services by phone or request one online today.