Your imbalance can originate from the beginnings of myelopathy but can derive from peripheral neuropathy. See the website for an explanation of this disorder.
I never like to understand an image of an MRI from someone else’s description as their choice of works does not paint a picture for me. If there is a rind of CSF around the cord at every level including the “tight” level and the cord is not deformed, the stenosis at that level would be considered “mild” in my classification scheme. Cord deformation or loss of one sided CSF would make the stenosis “moderate” in my reading.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.