Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Vancouver Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Vancouver folks today, especially in folks who are over 65. 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Vancouver Spine Care Centre treats many Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers some advice to take the risk out of the fall risk and help]16] Vancouver chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay upright!


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 go from sitting to standing and standing to sitting at a reasonable 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 somehow obscured. (2) Pain influences balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly associated with postural balance. Intense low back pain is affiliated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps with both pain and balance in Vancouver chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Vancouver chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Vancouver Spine Care Centre recognizes Vancouver chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and takes note of any concerns of fall risk. Vancouver chiropractic patients with Vancouver back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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) Even a little improvement in balance and stability is an important deal.  

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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, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to check your current balance status and recommend some methods to lower your fall risk, no matter your age!

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