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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Watertown Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a real risk for many Watertown folks today, particularly 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 begin discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Watertown Wellness Center. Watertown Wellness Center cares for many Watertown back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Watertown Wellness Center has some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Watertown chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay upright!


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 go 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 necessary to perform these movements. (1) Chronic low back pain patients with lumbar spine instability are noted to have more postural sway with their eyes 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 associated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Watertown Wellness Center helps with both pain and balance in Watertown chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Watertown chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Watertown Wellness Center knows the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Watertown Wellness Center recognizes Watertown chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and takes note of any red flags for fall risk. Watertown chiropractic patients with Watertown back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Watertown Wellness Center has a few simple exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training reduced 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 treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, Watertown Wellness Center is ready to check your present balance status and recommend some methods to lower your fall risk, regardless how old you are!

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