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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Carrolltown Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a genuine risk for many Carrolltown folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls cause pain. Falls are costly. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain modify the risk of falls and initiate discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation treats many Carrolltown back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Carrolltown 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 change from sitting to standing and standing to sitting at a practical rate. 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 in some way obscured. (2) Pain affects 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation helps with both pain and balance in Carrolltown chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients obtain care from a chiropractor like your Carrolltown chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recognizes Carrolltown chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and takes note of any red flags for fall risk. Carrolltown chiropractic patients with Carrolltown back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 increased balance. (5) Even a little improvement in balance and stability is an important help.  

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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 reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to check your present balance status and recommend some methods to reduce your fall risk, regardless how old you are!

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