The central nervous system plays a vital role within your body, as it sends and receives signals from the brain that tell your body how to operate. There are many different types of these signals but the ones that contribute to balance include visual signals, signals from the inner ear (vestibular), and positional sense signals (proprioception). Injury, disuse, overuse, or any insult to the musculoskeletal system can have a detrimental effect on these signals, to varying degrees. As a result, balance issues can be seen with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Problems in balance and coordination can be experienced in numerous ways including: