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I have a 87 mother and she has a balance problem. She goes

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I have a 87 mother and she has a balance problem. She goes to the left. She has had an MRI, checked hearing, gone to a nose, throat, ear Dr. and she does not have Vertigo. Could a pinched nerve cause this and if so would a Chriopractor help?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Neuro Doctor replied 10 months ago.

Neuro Doctor :

Hi, this is Neuro Doctor, an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast clinical experience, and I am very glad to help you with your question.

Neuro Doctor :

Did she have her Vitamin B12 checked?

Customer:

No

Neuro Doctor :

Okay then checking B12 blood level is needed too

Neuro Doctor :

because B12 deficiency too can cause balance issues

Customer:

what will that tell us?

Neuro Doctor :

If she has deficiency it can cause balance issues

Neuro Doctor :

I see you are suspecting pinched nerve

Customer:

would that also cause double vision? the only reason we are suspecting a pinched nerve is because the dr. I took her to yesterday (nose, throat, ear) said maybe pinched nerve because she has fallen several times.

Neuro Doctor :

Pinched nerve in what area are you suspecting?

Customer:

I don't know. I was just asking.

Neuro Doctor :

Pinched nerve is very less likely to cause her these symptoms

Neuro Doctor :

spinal problems can cause

Neuro Doctor :

if there is injury to spinal cord

Customer:

could she be out of line in her spine?

Neuro Doctor :

it can cause balance issues, falls etc

Neuro Doctor :

but it cannot cause double vision

Neuro Doctor :

yes, possible

Neuro Doctor :

does she have back pain?

Customer:

no.

Neuro Doctor :

okay then pinched nerve very less likely

Neuro Doctor :

but spine problens can cause it

Neuro Doctor :

spine problems without pinched nerve

Neuro Doctor :

she needs a scan of the spine

Customer:

what would you suggest we do? she lives alone.

Neuro Doctor :

MRI of spine

Neuro Doctor :

to look at spinal cord

Neuro Doctor :

MRI of spine, Vit B12 blood test

Neuro Doctor :

is double vision continuous or on and off?

Neuro Doctor :

Are you facing technical problems in typing your reply?

Customer:

what would you suggest at this point

Neuro Doctor :

I asked a question above

Customer:

ok what would you suggest at this point

Neuro Doctor :

about her double vision

Customer:

her double vision is on at this point They told her a nerve in her left eye is now working with the others. Should go away.

Neuro Doctor :

Okay I see

Neuro Doctor :

I will now explain the management plan

Neuro Doctor :

She needs to see a neurologist

Customer:

Would you suggest she she a Neuro Dr. locally?

Neuro Doctor :

she also needs investigations like MRI of the spine & Vit B12 level

Neuro Doctor :

Yes

Neuro Doctor :

seeing a local neurologist is fine

Neuro Doctor :

she needs neurological clinical examination followed by above tests

Customer:

ok, Thank you very much for your time and info.

Neuro Doctor :

You are very welcome!

Neuro Doctor :

I hope she recovers quickly and completely, all the best!

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Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 3688
Experience: American Board Certified Neurologist, Internal Medicine
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