What’s up with my balance!
By Dr. Lars I.E. Oddsson, PhD.
Our ability to maintain balance during standing, walking and other activities is only possible because of an intricate interaction between sensory information about our environment and the precise actions of muscles that move our body. Most of the time balance control happens automatically and without our conscious awareness. In fact, balance is something most of us don’t think much about, we simply take it for granted, until something goes wrong!
The intent of this blog is to help share knowledge about how the balance system works, what can go wrong and what can be done to maintain or improve balance function using low- or high-tech solutions.
Always talk to your doctor if you have balance problems and if you don’t’ get the help you need, go to someone else for a second opinion. There are a number of different causes of balance problems and a correct diagnosis is important so you can receive the best possible intervention.