2. Problems with balance or walking

For proper balance, many parts of your body need to work together. If the messages to and from the brain get disrupted, it can affect your balance. There are numerous reasons why you may experience problems with balancing and walking, including an inner ear infection, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Your doctor will have to eliminate other conditions by looking at all your symptoms. If your problems occur after a severe head injury, you may have a subdural hematoma which needs surgery. If surgery is recommended, it will be carried out by a neurosurgeon. He may decide to do a craniotomy or to drill a burr hole, depending on the nature of your injury.