Researchers report that patients, specifically the elderly, with chronic lower back pain are apprehensive of motion, that they actually walk carefully for fear of injury and falling! (1,2) Now, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka doesn't want our patients to be slowed down by fear or lower back pain! Let us help. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka's chiropractic care integrated with some easy balance-building exercises help make our patients feel more steady and certain!
Slowed walking speed in older adults with chronic lower back pain often produces less independence and capacity. (1) We comprehend how valuable independence is to Sitka older folks. They want to be on their own!
So, have your family member or yourself try an easy proprioception and balance exercise physical therapy routine after we talk at our next chiropractic visit, of course! The simplest one is to just stand and hold onto the wall or a counter, get your bearings, then lift one foot. Hold it as long as possible. 30 seconds would be great! Don't be hasty. Move at your own pace. Keep your eyes open. Don't do anything that makes you uncomfortable. This is not a race. It's your life, your gait, your independence.
Fear slows or stops the best of us every now and then. Fear of injury or fear of pain is a big motivator to evade what could hurt us. But controlling your lower back pain in Sitka with our gentle chiropractic care and building your sense of balance will get you out moving again. We look forward to your advancement toward being more balanced and walking more confidently. Contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today.
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