Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Eugene Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a real risk for many Eugene folks today, particularly in the over 65-year old group. Falls cause pain. Falls are costly. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and start discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats many Eugene back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has some tips to take the risk out of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Eugene chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay balanced!


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 needed 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 somehow concealed. (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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps with both pain and balance in Eugene chiropractic patients.


Certainly, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Eugene chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recognizes Eugene chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and notes any red flags for fall risk. Eugene chiropractic patients with Eugene back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has a few simple exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study reports that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training improved balance. (5) Even 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 effective chiropractic treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to check your current balance status and recommend some methods to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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