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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Sitka Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a real risk for many Sitka folks today, particularly in the over 65-year old group. Falls trigger pain. Falls are expensive. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain influence the risk of falls and initiate discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats many Sitka back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has some advice to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Sitka chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay upright!


Chronic low back pain sufferers have 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 realistic speed. 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 known to have more postural sway when their eyes are closed or their vision is somehow concealed. (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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka helps with both pain and balance in Sitka chiropractic patients.


Certainly, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients seek care from a chiropractor like your Sitka chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka notices Sitka chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and notes any concerns of fall risk. Sitka chiropractic patients with Sitka back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has a few simple exercises to increase balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training improved balance. (5) Just a little improvement in balance and stability is a big 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 Sitka chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is prepared to check your current balance status and recommend some ways to lower your fall risk, regardless your age!

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