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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Augusta Chiropractic Care

November 20, 2018

Fall Risk. It is a actual risk for many Augusta folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls trigger pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and begin discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic cares for many Augusta back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers some advice to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Augusta chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay balanced!


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 change 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 do these movements. (1) Chronic low back pain patients with lumbar spine instability are known to have more postural sway when their eyes are closed or their vision is in some way obscured. (2) Pain influences balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly related to postural balance. Intense low back pain is related to a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps with both pain and balance in Augusta chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients obtain care from a chiropractor like your Augusta chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic recognizes Augusta chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and takes note of any red flags for fall risk. Augusta chiropractic patients with Augusta back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 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 written here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to check your present balance status and suggest some ways to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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