Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Ottawa Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a actual risk for many Ottawa folks today, especially in the over 65-year old group. Falls trigger pain. Falls are expensive. Falls unsettle life. Back pain and neck pain modify the risk of falls and start conversations of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer. Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer cares for many Ottawa back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer offers some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and help]16] Ottawa chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay on their feet!


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 reasonable speed. 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 with their eyes closed or their vision is somehow concealed. (2) Pain influences 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) Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer helps with both pain and balance in Ottawa chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Ottawa chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer recognizes Ottawa chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and takes note of any red flags for fall risk. Ottawa chiropractic patients with Ottawa back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer 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 an important 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 written here, influences fall risk.

Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer is prepared to check your current balance status and recommend some ways to reduce your fall risk, regardless your age!

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