Multiple Back/Neck Conditions now Falling & Balance Issues
Old compression FX T-12, moderate to severe stenosis all 3 levels, severe stenosis at FX level. Old Reabsorbed extruded disk at C7-T1/2 which pressed on spine for months, scoliosis, neck & back spasms, weak now trembling legs, arm/leg pain. I have fallen many times this year, today I lost my balance and almost pulled the refrigerator over on me. The last spinal surgeon told me he would not know where to start. I am scared I am alone and recently was forced to retire. What is causing me to lose my balance? I understand stumbling from not picking up my feet high enough...ortho surgeon gives me nerve blocks and mild pain meds but thats it. I fractured my ankle last summer it just collapsed for no reason. What could be causing balance problems? Ortho is a WC physician, been patient many years, he did tell me I would eventually need surgery because I would lose the ability to walk, but no spinal surgeon seems to know where to start and a few have told me I'd be better off as is until I lost total bowel control or cannot walk. I'm afraid, really afraid I'm going to break my neck or hip falling before then.