Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a real risk for many Baton Rouge folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls trigger pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and initiate discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation treats many Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers some tips to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the way for Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay on their feet!


Chronic low back pain sufferers experience more concern when doing “sit to stand” and “stand to sit” processes. These are just what they sound like! Healthy people can move 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 found 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation helps with both pain and balance in Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.


Certainly, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients obtain care from a chiropractor like your Baton Rouge chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation recognizes Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with Baton Rouge back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers a few easy exercises to increase balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training decreased 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 successful chiropractic treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is prepared to check your current balance status and suggest some methods to lower your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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