Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Southern New Hampshire Chiropractic Care

November 20, 2018

Fall Risk. It’s a actual risk for many Southern New Hampshire folks today, particularly in the over 65-year old group. Falls cause pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain influence the risk of falls and start conversations of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. New Hampshire Spine and Sport cares for many Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers some advice to take the risk out of the fall risk and help]16] Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay on their feet!


Chronic low back pain sufferers experience more trouble doing “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 speed. Chronic back pain sufferers are slower, likely due to the slower muscle activation needed 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 related to a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps with both pain and balance in Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. New Hampshire Spine and Sport notices Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and takes note of any concerns of fall risk. Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients with Southern New Hampshire back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! New Hampshire Spine and Sport has a few simple exercises to improve balance and proprioception which in turn help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training increased balance. (5) Just 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 successful chiropractic treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, New Hampshire Spine and Sport is ready to check your current balance status and recommend some methods to reduce your fall risk, no matter your age!

Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care of balance for fall prevention involves stabilizing and proprioceptive exercise.