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Fall Prevention and Balance Managed with La Grande Chiropractic Care

Fall Risk. It is a actual risk for many La Grande folks today, particularly in folks who are over 65. Falls trigger pain. Falls are expensive. Falls unsettle 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 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC treats many La Grande back pain and neck pain patients who are at risk of falling. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has some tips to limit the risk of the fall risk and help]16] La Grande chiropractic patients grow stronger and stay on their feet!


Chronic low back pain sufferers have more trouble 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 reasonable 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 influences 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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps with both pain and balance in La Grande chiropractic patients.


Certainly, the top two reasons over-age-65-years patients seek care from a chiropractor like your La Grande chiropractor are back pain and neck pain. Other reasons are balance, groin pain, hip pain, and headaches. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has great knowledge of the risks associated with falls and understands the impact of pain and balance on fall risk. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC notices La Grande chiropractic patients’ ways of moving whenever they are in the office and takes note of any red flags for fall risk. La Grande chiropractic patients with La Grande back pain who discover that they are a bit unbalanced and at risk of falls are not alone! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers a few simple exercises to improve balance and proprioception which then help prevent falls.  A recent study shares that stabilizing training reduced pain and disability. Balance training increased 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 La Grande chiropractic appointment today. To prevent falls and improve your confidence in moving, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared to check your current balance status and suggest some methods to reduce your fall risk, no matter how old you are!

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