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Parkinson's Disease

Falling backwards



My father is 73 years old and has been diagnosed with Parkinson`s Disease. During a nap he rolled off the bed and broke his noise. Since then he has been falling backwards. Could the broken nose have something to do with it because he didn`t do it until the day he broke his nose?


One of the cardinal features of Parkinson's disease (PD) is postural stability, which most commonly leads to falling backwards.  Often, acute injuries, medications used to treat pain, and even a surgical procedure can worsen symptoms of PD.

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Punit  Agrawal, DO Punit Agrawal, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University