Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Lynchburg Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a genuine risk for many Lynchburg folks today, especially in the over 65-year old group. Falls trigger pain. Falls are expensive. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and begin discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Palmer Chiropractic Center. Palmer Chiropractic Center cares for many Lynchburg back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Palmer Chiropractic Center has some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Lynchburg chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay on their feet!


Chronic low back pain sufferers experience more trouble performing “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 rate. 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 found to have more postural sway when their eyes are closed or their vision is somehow obscured. (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) Palmer Chiropractic Center helps with both pain and balance in Lynchburg chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Lynchburg chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center knows the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Palmer Chiropractic Center recognizes Lynchburg chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Lynchburg chiropractic patients with Lynchburg back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Palmer Chiropractic Center has a few simple exercises to improve 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) 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 successful chiropractic treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to check your current balance status and suggest some methods to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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