Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with West Des Moines Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many West Des Moines folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls trigger pain. Falls are expensive. Falls unsettle 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for many West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers some advice to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the way for West Des Moines chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay balanced!


Chronic low back pain sufferers experience more trouble 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 practical 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 when their eyes are closed or their vision is in some way obscured. (2) Pain influences 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps with both pain and balance in West Des Moines chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your West Des Moines chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recognizes West Des Moines chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and notes any concerns of fall risk. West Des Moines chiropractic patients with West Des Moines back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers a few easy exercises to increase balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training decreased 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 care using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as reported here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared to check your current balance status and suggest some methods to reduce your fall risk, regardless how old you are!

West Des Moines chiropractic care of balance for fall prevention involves stabilizing and proprioceptive exercise.  
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