Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Groton Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a genuine risk for many Groton folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls cause pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and initiate discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Hutter Chiropractic Office. Hutter Chiropractic Office cares for many Groton back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Hutter Chiropractic Office offers some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Groton chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay on their feet!

CAUSES OF Groton BALANCE ISSUES

Chronic low back pain sufferers have more trouble 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 realistic 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 found to have more postural sway with their eyes closed or their vision is in some way concealed. (2) Pain affects balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly related to postural balance. Intense low back pain is affiliated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Hutter Chiropractic Office helps with both pain and balance in Groton chiropractic patients.

HOW TO HELP BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS

Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Groton chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Hutter Chiropractic Office has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Hutter Chiropractic Office notices Groton chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Groton chiropractic patients with Groton back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Hutter Chiropractic Office has a few easy exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training reduced pain and disability. Balance training increased balance. (5) Even 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 successful chiropractic care using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Groton chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your confidence in moving, Hutter Chiropractic Office is prepared to check your current balance status and suggest some ways to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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