If you or a loved one experiences unsteadiness or balance problems, the expert neurologists at Complete Neurological Care can help. They diagnose the cause of unsteadiness and treat it to reduce your risk of falls. Call one of the many offices in New York City – Forest Hills and Astoria, Queens, and the Financial District, Midtown, and Washington Heights in Manhattan – or the offices in Valley Stream or Hicksville, New York, or Passaic, New Jersey. You can also request an appointment online today.
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 Complete Neurological Care at the first sign of balance problems.
Common signs and symptoms of unsteadiness include:
Unsteadiness on your feet is often dangerous, as it increases your risk of falling down and sustaining head or other injuries.
While unsteadiness can happen to anyone, some factors increase your risk of having it. Examples include:
Complete Neurological Care can find the root cause of these symptoms and treat them to improve your quality of life.
To find out if you have unsteadiness and its severity, a Complete Neurological Care specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam and neurological assessment. Your provider may recommend you undergo blood tests, blood pressure and heart rate tests, nerve studies, imaging procedures, or other diagnostic tests.
Common treatments available at Complete Neurological Care for unsteadiness include:
Diet and lifestyle changes that help with unsteadiness include limiting sodium, caffeine, alcohol, and certain ingredients. You might also wear compression stockings and drink more fluids.
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.
Taking medications can reduce vertigo and other underlying causes of unsteadiness.
IV therapy at Complete Neurological Care infuses medications, vitamins, or other nutrients into your bloodstream to reduce symptoms of neurological problems.
In some cases, for example, if you have Meniere's disease or a tumor, your specialist may recommend a surgical procedure.
Don’t live with unsteadiness putting you at risk of falls and injuries. Schedule an evaluation with Complete Neurological Care by phone or request one online today.