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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with McHenry Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a actual risk for many McHenry folks today, especially 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 OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic treats many McHenry back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and help]16] McHenry chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay balanced!


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 move 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 found to have more postural sway with their eyes closed or their vision is somehow obscured. (2) Pain affects balance and increases fall risk. Neck pain is significantly related to postural balance. Intense low back pain is related to a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps with both pain and balance in McHenry chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your McHenry chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic notices McHenry chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. McHenry chiropractic patients with McHenry back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has a few simple exercises to increase balance and proprioception which in turn help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training reduced pain and disability. Balance training increased 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 treatment using Cox® Technic spinal manipulation of a patient with chronic back pain which, as written here, influences fall risk.

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

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