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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Richmond Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a real risk for many Richmond folks today, particularly in the over 65-year old group. Falls trigger pain. Falls are expensive. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain influence the risk of falls and begin discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Johnson Chiropractic. Johnson Chiropractic cares for many Richmond back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Johnson Chiropractic offers some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Richmond chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay upright!

CAUSES OF Richmond BALANCE ISSUES

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 reasonable 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 when their eyes are closed or their vision is in some way concealed. (2) Pain influences balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly associated with postural balance. Intense low back pain is associated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Johnson Chiropractic helps with both pain and balance in Richmond 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 Richmond chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Johnson Chiropractic knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Johnson Chiropractic recognizes Richmond chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and notes any concerns of fall risk. Richmond chiropractic patients with Richmond back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Johnson Chiropractic offers a few easy exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training increased balance. (5) Just 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 care using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your confidence in moving, Johnson Chiropractic is prepared to check your present balance status and recommend some methods to lower your fall risk, no matter your age!

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