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posted: 7/18/2011 12:01 AM

Grandpa's gait abnormality puzzles loved one

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My 75-year-old grandpa has been having a great deal of difficulty walking for about a month. his doctor ordered an mri of the brain, indicating ataxia as a diagnosis. i can't understand what an mri of the brain has to do with difficulties walking, and i sure don't know what ataxia is. can you fill in the blanks?

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