Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Ottawa Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Ottawa folks today, particularly in the over 65-year old group. Falls trigger pain. Falls are costly. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and initiate conversations of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider cares for many Ottawa back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has some tips to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Ottawa chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay on their feet!

CAUSES OF Ottawa BALANCE ISSUES

Chronic low back pain sufferers have 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 do these movements. (1) Chronic low back pain patients with lumbar spine instability are noted 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 associated with postural balance. Intense low back pain is associated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider helps with both pain and balance in Ottawa chiropractic patients.

HOW TO HELP BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS

Certainly, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Ottawa chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recognizes Ottawa chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Ottawa chiropractic patients with Ottawa back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has a few easy exercises to increase balance and proprioception which then 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.  

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

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 written here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is ready to check your current balance status and recommend some ways to reduce your fall risk, regardless your age!

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