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Do you suffer from Physical Pain? Chronic? Acute?
September 15, 2016
Balance Problems Explained
September 6, 2016
Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when standing, walking, and even sitting. Older people are at a higher risk of having balance problems.
Balance problems occur when 1 or more of 4 systems in the body are not working properly:
Awareness of one’s own Body Position
A range of factors can cause balance problems, including:
Inner ear problems
Certain medications (such as those prescribed for depression and high blood pressure)
Lack of activity or a sedentary lifestyle
Balance problems can also be caused by medical conditions, such as:
Spinal cord injury
HOW A PHYSICAL THERAPIST CAN HELP
Your physical therapist can help treat your balance problems by identifying their causes, and designing an individual treatment program to address your specific needs, including exercises you can do at home. Your physical therapist can help you: