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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Preston Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a genuine risk for many Preston folks today, especially in folks who are over 65. Falls cause pain. Falls are expensive. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain modify the risk of falls and initiate conversations of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Chiropractic Associates. Chiropractic Associates treats many Preston back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Chiropractic Associates has some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and help]16] Preston chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay balanced!


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 needed to perform these movements. (1) Chronic low back pain patients with lumbar spine instability are known to have more postural sway when their eyes are closed or their vision is somehow concealed. (2) Pain affects balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly associated with postural balance. Intense low back pain is affiliated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Chiropractic Associates helps with both pain and balance in Preston chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Preston chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Chiropractic Associates has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Chiropractic Associates notices Preston chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and notes any red flags for fall risk. Preston chiropractic patients with Preston back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Chiropractic Associates has a few simple exercises to increase balance and proprioception which in turn help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training improved balance. (5) Just a little improvement in balance and stability is an important help.  

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

Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Chiropractic Associates is ready to check your current balance status and suggest some ways to lower your fall risk, regardless how old you are!

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