Researchers report that patients, notably the elderly, with chronic lower back pain are nervous of activity, that they actually walk slower for fear of injury and falling! (1,2) Now, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider doesn't want our patients to be slowed down by fear or lower back pain! Let us help. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider's chiropractic care mixed with some easy balance-building exercises help make our patients feel more secure and assured!
Slowed walking speed in older adults with chronic lower back pain often contributes to less independence and capacity. (1) We understand how substantial independence is to Ottawa older folks. They want to be on their own!
So, have your family member or yourself try an easy proprioception and balance exercise physical therapy routine after we talk at our next chiropractic visit, of course! The simplest one is to just stand and hold onto the wall or a counter, get your bearings, then lift one foot. Hold it as long as possible. 30 seconds would be great! Don't rush. Move at your own pace. Keep your eyes open. Don't do anything that makes you uncomfortable. This is not a race. It's your life, your gait, your independence.
Fear slows or stops the best of us every now and then. Fear of injury or fear of pain is a big motivator to hide from what could hurt us. But controlling your lower back pain in Ottawa with our gentle chiropractic care and building your sense of balance will get you out moving again. We look forward to your advancement toward being more balanced and walking more confidently. Contact The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider today.
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