Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with Georgetown Chiropractic Care

November 20, 2018

Fall Risk. It’s a genuine risk for many Georgetown folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls trigger pain. Falls are costly. Falls disrupt life. Back pain and neck pain modify the risk of falls and begin discussions of fall prevention among back pain patients and their healthcare providers like yours at Dr. Butwell. Dr. Butwell cares for many Georgetown back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Dr. Butwell has some advice to limit the risk of the fall risk and facilitate the path for Georgetown chiropractic patients to grow stronger and stay balanced!


Chronic low back pain sufferers have 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 realistic rate. Chronic back pain sufferers are slower, likely due to the slower muscle activation needed to do 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 in some way 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) Dr. Butwell helps with both pain and balance in Georgetown chiropractic patients.


Of note, the number 1 and 2 reasons over-age-65-years patients get care from a chiropractor like your Georgetown chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Dr. Butwell knows the risks associated with falls and fully comprehends the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Dr. Butwell recognizes Georgetown chiropractic patients’ movements whenever they are in the office and sees any red flags for fall risk. Georgetown chiropractic patients with Georgetown back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Dr. Butwell offers a few easy exercises to improve balance and proprioception which in turn help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training decreased pain and disability. Balance training increased balance. (5) Even a little improvement in balance and stability is an important deal.  

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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, plays a role in fall risk.

Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your self-assurance in moving, Dr. Butwell is prepared to check your present balance status and suggest some ways to lower your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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