Your Physical Coordination

What Causes Poor Body Coordination?

Poor body coordination can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose poor body coordination, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "poor body coordination" as a symptom.  Here are seven possibilities:
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Silicone Disease

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
multiple sclerosis
involuntary eye movement
much reduced sense of smell
severe muscle weakness
hand tremors
reduced sense of smell
vision disturbances
shoulder tightness
edema of the eyelids
reduced sense of taste
severe fatigue after slight exertion
heavily coated tongue
... and more than 110 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of poor body coordination:
Cause Probability Status
Hypoglycemia 92% Confirm
Guillain-Barre Syndrome 27% Unlikely
Silicone Disease 24% Unlikely
Epstein-Barr Virus 4% Ruled out
Parkinson's Disease 2% Ruled out
Multiple Sclerosis 0% Ruled out
Mercury Toxicity 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the General Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about your physical coordination:
Body coordination. How good is your control over your physical movements, for example picking up something very small or catching a ball?
Possible responses:
→ Very poor - I'm very clumsy / drop things
→ Somewhat worse than average
→ Average / don't know
→ Better than average
→ Excellent
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either poor bodily coordination or good bodily coordination, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
The patient may have difficulty holding and manipulating objects, such as buttons and toothbrushes.
Parkinson's Disease
Those suffering from Parkinson's disease often have difficulty in performing simple tasks.