Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Minster Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a real risk for many Minster folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls cause pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain modify the risk of falls and begin discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Minster Chiropractic Center. Minster Chiropractic Center cares for many Minster back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Minster Chiropractic Center has some tips to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Minster chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay on their feet!


Chronic low back pain sufferers experience more concern when doing “sit to stand” and “stand to sit” processes. These are just what they sound like! Healthy people can move from sitting to standing and standing to sitting at a practical speed. Chronic back pain sufferers are slower, likely due to the slower muscle activation necessary to perform these movements. (1) Chronic low back pain patients with lumbar spine instability are noted to have more postural sway with their eyes closed or their vision is in some way obscured. (2) Pain affects balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly related to postural balance. Intense low back pain is related to a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center helps with both pain and balance in Minster chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients obtain care from a chiropractor like your Minster chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center knows the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Minster Chiropractic Center recognizes Minster chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and sees any concerns of fall risk. Minster chiropractic patients with Minster back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Minster Chiropractic Center has a few simple exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training reduced pain and disability. Balance training increased balance. (5) Even a little improvement in balance and stability is a big deal.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tony Barton on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about effective chiropractic treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to check your present balance status and suggest some ways to reduce your fall risk, regardless how old you are!

Minster chiropractic care of balance for fall prevention involves stabilizing and proprioceptive exercise.  
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