Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Easley Chiropractic Care

November 20, 2018

Fall Risk. It is a real risk for many Easley folks today, especially in the over 65-year old group. Falls trigger pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and start discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Young Chiropractic. Young Chiropractic cares for many Easley back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Young Chiropractic has some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and help]16] Easley chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay upright!


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 go 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 necessary 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 influences balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly related to postural balance. Intense low back pain is associated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Young Chiropractic helps with both pain and balance in Easley chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Easley chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Young Chiropractic knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Young Chiropractic recognizes Easley chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and sees any concerns of fall risk. Easley chiropractic patients with Easley back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Young Chiropractic has a few easy exercises to increase balance and proprioception which in turn help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training reduced pain and disability. Balance training increased balance. (5) Just a little improvement in balance and stability is a big 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 treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your confidence in moving, Young Chiropractic is prepared to check your present balance status and recommend some ways to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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