Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Baton Rouge folks today, especially in the over 65-year old group. Falls cause pain. Falls are expensive. 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Spine & Sports Rehab Center treats many Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Spine & Sports Rehab Center has some advice to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay balanced!

CAUSES OF Baton Rouge BALANCE ISSUES

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 move from sitting to standing and standing to sitting at a reasonable rate. Chronic back pain sufferers are slower, likely due to the slower muscle activation needed to do 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 somehow concealed. (2) Pain affects 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps with both pain and balance in Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.

HOW TO HELP BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS

Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Baton Rouge chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Spine & Sports Rehab Center recognizes Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and takes note of any concerns of fall risk. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with Baton Rouge back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Spine & Sports Rehab Center has a few easy exercises to increase 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 treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to check your present balance status and suggest some ways to reduce your fall risk, regardless your age!

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