Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Oxford Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It’s a real risk for many Oxford folks today, especially in folks who are over 65. Falls cause pain. Falls are expensive. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain affect the risk of falls and initiate discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic. Satterwhite Chiropractic cares for many Oxford back pain and neck pain patients who have higher risks of falls. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Oxford chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay on their feet!


Chronic low back pain sufferers experience more trouble 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 speed. 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 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 affiliated with a significantly higher concern of falling. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic helps with both pain and balance in Oxford chiropractic patients.


Of note, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients obtain care from a chiropractor like your Oxford chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Satterwhite Chiropractic recognizes Oxford chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Oxford chiropractic patients with Oxford back pain who find themselves with balance issues and fall risks are not alone! Satterwhite Chiropractic offers a few easy 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) 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 reported here, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and increase your self-assurance in moving, Satterwhite Chiropractic is prepared to check your current balance status and suggest some ways to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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