Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Pflugerville Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Pflugerville folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls trigger pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain influence the risk of falls and start discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center. Pflugerville Wellness Center treats many Pflugerville back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Pflugerville Wellness Center offers some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and help]16] Pflugerville chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay upright!


Chronic low back pain sufferers have more concern when doing “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 needed to perform 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 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 associated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center helps with both pain and balance in Pflugerville chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients seek care from a chiropractor like your Pflugerville chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Pflugerville Wellness Center recognizes Pflugerville chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and notes any red flags for fall risk. Pflugerville chiropractic patients with Pflugerville back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Pflugerville Wellness Center offers a few simple 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 a big 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 care using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to check your present balance status and recommend some ways to reduce your fall risk, regardless your age!

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