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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care

November 20, 2018

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Fort Wayne folks today, particularly in the over 65-year old group. Falls cause pain. Falls are costly. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and start discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc treats many Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay balanced!


Chronic low back pain sufferers have more concern when 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 realistic rate. 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 with their eyes 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 affiliated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps with both pain and balance in Fort Wayne chiropractic patients.


Certainly, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Fort Wayne chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc recognizes Fort Wayne chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with Fort Wayne back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers a few easy exercises to increase balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training reduced pain and disability. Balance training improved balance. (5) Just 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 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to check your current balance status and suggest some methods to lower your fall risk, regardless how old you are!

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