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Posture And Balance

The body's alignment or position is termed posture, and balance is defined as sustenance of postural stability or equilibrium. Posture helps in aligning body segments in positions like supine, prone, sitting, and standing. It also helps in engaging voluntary movements and accidental disturbances. Static, standing, and sitting are the different types of postures. Any abnormal posture or loss in balance decreases performance and efficiency of movement and increases the chance of injuries.

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Why do I feel dizzy, exhausted, and pain in the neck region after long working hours?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My height is 5.7 feet, and my weight is 163 lbs. I work at a call center, and my shift timings are from 8 PM to 5 AM. I feel dizziness, and pain in the neck region, below my head. Also, I feel exhausted. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help you. Unfortunately, you have the above symptoms due to your continuous straight posture. I suggest you follow the below steps: Flex and extend your head while working. Take breaks in between work. Take adequa...  Read Full »

I have a loss of balance after my ears were pulled. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 now. My school teacher pulled both my ears in my childhood and afterwards, I suffered a loss of balance sometimes. I have pain in both my ears and also blurring in both my eyes and fatigue. I think I have mild vertigo. Please suggest the best medicines to cure this mild vertigo...  Read Full »

Dr. Narasimharaju. B. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Giddiness following pulling of the ear is uncommon. Are you sure you have giddiness from childhood after your teacher pulled your ears? You may probably be suffering from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). We need to get a Dix-Hallpike test done to confirm yo...  Read Full »

I have backache for three years. What does my MRI suggest?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had backache for the last three years. I am a pilot by profession. I am suffering from pain in both my upper and lower back. On prolonged standing, I feel pain in the lower back and also under my feet, and while sitting without back support, I feel pain in the upper back. I feel ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to problems you are facing are due to excessive strain on your back and neck muscles. As you said, the reason is prolonged standing, bad posture of the back and neck. All I can advise, irrespective of what the MRI says is,1. Avoid bad postures like reading or watching T...  Read Full »

Why am I facing balancing problems for the past three months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing certain problems which include balancing problems, blurred vision and sometimes, headaches, concentration issues. It has been 2 to 3 months that I am facing all these.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. The cause of your symptoms can be related to brain disorder or vitamin B12 deficiency or eye problem. In my opinion, you should consult a physician first because you need a thorough neur...  Read Full »

Can I take medications to treat muscle pain during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am pregnant. I have neck and shoulder pain with muscle knots, headache, and middle back pain. I have poor postures in sleeping and sitting positions. Though I changed my pillow, I get a headache often. Since I am pregnant, can I take medications? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Body aches, backaches, and tiredness are common symptoms of the first and third trimesters of pregnancy. Body posture is important because, after childbirth, nursing care requires proper posture. If you have a poor posture, then it should b...  Read Full »

I have imbalance and lightheadedness issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 211.41 Pounds and height is 6 feet. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensa...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the spinal...  Read Full »

I have continuous dizziness with loss of balance. Why?

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

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 wi...  Read Full »

Why do I get numbness and burning sensation in feet, legs, and palms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have back pain due to bad posture for almost a month now. Sometimes I wake up with numbness in my feet, which clears up after I change my posture. I also noticed a burning sensation in my feet, legs, and palms for the past one month, which started as my feet being freezing, then I not...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. These days, maximum people will have a bad sitting posture because of the work culture and watching television or laptops or phones. It is very rare to have diabetes or any no problems at your age, since the numbness goes away ...  Read Full »

What is MSA?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a balancing problem. I have low blood pressure in change of posture. I am on Midodrine. During a neurological examination, I was asked to tap my toes. Every time when I did that my heel involuntarily tapped several times. What is the reason? I am being examined for possible MSA.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I feel really sorry for the balance problems you have. I pray for the best of your health ahead. Yes, you have many symptoms that point my finger too towards the diagnosis of ...  Read Full »

Why should I take an MRI brain for balancing issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I suddenly felt out of balance and threat of falling. Occurred frequently. Took Magnetic resonance (MR) brain with angio. In observation, the report said the following. Chronic lacunar infarct with gliosis in left corona radiata. Discreet diffusion non restricted subcortical fluid-atte...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that it indicates small repeated strokes due to small vessel disease of the brain. For this reason, it is important for taking daily Aspiri...  Read Full »

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