8. Gait disturbances
In patients with ataxia and patients with motor problems or paralysis, there’s an abnormal gait a doctor can diagnose just by looking at the patient move around in their office. Studying these gait disturbances is an important part of the diagnosis because it gives doctors an initial suspicion to diagnose brain tumors. Gait disturbances might result from structural problems as well, which is why it is important to talk to your doctor in order to rule out any other possibility first.