I’ll chip in here cos I have very definite opinions about chiropractors generally and specifically with MAV, I’d say ‘Stay away from them entirely’. I think you’d be pretty safe maybe, two streets away. With regards to balance and MAV, much the same applies, in UK at least, of so called ‘balance’ physios. Although, with a gun to my head, I’d ‘choose’ physio in preference to chiropractor.
Dr S I’ve read regularly refers to MAV as a ‘migraine variant balance disorder. It certainly can mess up one’s balance and as you say, affects our gait etc. Indeed puts our entire body out of alignment, the result of which can easily be pain. This alignment is surely a result of the brain’s reaction to confusing messages it’s receiving from our eyes, ears, etc. Ultimately, The brain controls our balance so I don’t see how manual manipulation pushing parts back temporarily into alignment is really going to help. You need to sort the root cause. Action depends on how bad your problem seems, Perhaps go back to Dr S maybe. As @turnitaround you could try walking. You could try Tai Chi a while, swimming or whatever.
I’ve had MAV for fifteen years and did try various alternative therapies. For a while I tried Alexander Technique which was interesting, fascinating in fact but same applied. It aimed to sort the symptoms of how we walk just to keep functioning when compensating for our lack of true dynamic balance without addressing the root cause. An expensive waste of money. For a MAVer. Personally I’ve found meds the only way forward but we are all different. Helen