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Lower back pain, joint discomfort, imbalance problem. Cervical and LS and reports are normal. Advice me

I have been suffering from lower back pain, joint discomfort etc. I had the imbalance problem recently after I drove around 200 Kms in car. The body falls towards right while standing or walking. The same thing had happened around 10 years back and became normal gradually. I have done x-ray MRI etc of cervical and LS and reports are normal. Pl advise.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
From your description, it seems to me that your imbalance is due to a problem in your "inner ear" called as MENIERE'S DISEASE.
Some of the symptoms include balance disturbance, lightheadedness,
headache,vague feeling of uneasiness etc. The exact cause of this disease is unknown. In some people there have been found certain "triggers" which can set off these attacks.
These triggers include stress, overwork, fatigue,too much salt in the diet, emotional stress etc . In your case driving for 200km could be attributed to stress and overwork.
I suggest you to consult a "Otorhinolaryngologist" (ENT surgeon) for evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Lohit K's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

Low back pain, joint discomfort and imbalance. falling towards right.. This suggest neurological problem (cerebellum). Since the symptoms recovered 10 years back and it is appearing after long drive, some posture putting pressure on cerebellum. You can get dynamic CT scan at crevical spine once for diagnosis. Consult your neurologist for examination and management.
Hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Lohit
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