Low Back Pain Can Impair Balance
Many people with balance problems may not associate chronic lower back pain as a contributor to their impaired balance.
80% of all people in the United States will experience a significant episode of lower back pain by the age of 40. Some back problems occur once and then disappears. However, other back pain issues that are constant or are ones that recur very frequently.
Painful chronic back conditions tend to cause people walk and stand with an abnormal posture. This is because their body is guarding and compensating for their painful back.
Chronic pain of the back can cause impaired balance, making these people more likely to be unsteady on their feet and significantly more at risk for falls.
Fortunately, as doctors of chiropractic, we are trained to diagnose and treat the causes of lower back pain. Often, a chiropractor realigns the spine through chiropractic adjustments and our patients experience a significant improvement in their balance.
Our patients find that having chiropractic treatment is a great experience because it corrects the spinal misalignment, relieves lower back pain, and can help achieve improved or normal balance.