Fall Risk. It’s a real risk for many Nashua 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 discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic. Moriarty Chiropractic cares for many Nashua back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Moriarty Chiropractic offers some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Nashua chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay upright!
CAUSES OF Nashua 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 change from sitting to standing and standing to sitting at a practical rate. Chronic back pain sufferers are slower, likely due to the slower muscle activation necessary to perform 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 affects 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) Moriarty Chiropractic helps with both pain and balance in Nashua chiropractic patients.
HOW TO HELP BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS
Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients look for care from a chiropractor like your Nashua chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Moriarty Chiropractic recognizes Nashua chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and notes any concerns of fall risk. Nashua chiropractic patients with Nashua back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Moriarty Chiropractic offers a few simple exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls. A recent study shares that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training improved 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 care using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, influences fall risk.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Moriarty Chiropractic is prepared to check your current balance status and recommend some ways to lower your fall risk, regardless your age!