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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Vancouver Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Vancouver folks today, especially in the over 65-year old group. Falls cause pain. Falls are expensive. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain influence the risk of falls and begin conversations of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Vancouver Disc Centers. Vancouver Disc Centers cares for many Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Vancouver Disc Centers offers some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Vancouver chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay upright!


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 realistic rate. Chronic back pain sufferers are slower, likely due to the slower muscle activation necessary to do these movements. (1) Chronic low back pain patients with lumbar spine instability are known to have more postural sway with their eyes 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) Vancouver Disc Centers helps with both pain and balance in Vancouver chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Vancouver chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Vancouver Disc Centers recognizes Vancouver chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and takes note of any concerns of fall risk. Vancouver chiropractic patients with Vancouver back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Vancouver Disc Centers offers 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 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 written here, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to check your present balance status and recommend some ways to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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