Q. What causes continuous dizziness with loss of balance?

Answered by
Dr. Ajay Panwar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 15, 2020

Hello doctor,

Continuous dizziness. Losing balance could not sit or stand for more than few minutes. Age:65, Height:6'2'', Weight:220 lb.



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Your MRI spine reports osteophytes at multiple spinal levels along with bilateral neural foraminal stenosis at C6-C7 level (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These cervical changes though can cause dizziness but persistent imbalance is not usually seen with these spondylotic changes. If you would have presented to me as an outpatient, I would have asked you the following questions to answer your query well-

1. Do you have history of double vision?

2. Do you have history of hearing loss or tinnitus?

Please follow up with answers to these queries. Meanwhile,please start taking- Tablet Tryptomer 10 mg once a day at bedtime. Tablet Pregalin-m 75 mg twice a day. Tablet Calinept-d once a day. Please take medicines under a physician's guidance only.

Thank you doctor,

He neither have issue with double vision nor a history of hearing loss or tinnitus. He does not feel dizzy when sits but feels dizziness and imbalanced while walking.



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Please continue treatment as advised for 2 weeks. If no improvement, please undergo a thorough neurological examination by a neurologist. I hope it will improve and spondylotic changes are causing the symptoms.

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