Improve Your Balance With Chiropractic Care

As we age, balance and coordination naturally decreases. Falls are a significant problem, especially in adults over 65. According to the CDC, one out of every four older adults experience a fall every year. Falls can exacerbate health problems, and lead to fractures, head injuries and increased anxiety from fear of falling. Nevertheless, there are several factors that can prevent falls, including improving your balance. How can you improve your balance with chiropractic care?

Improving Balance

Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of locating and correcting vertebral subluxations through gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to function at its best. If your spine is out of alignment from these vertebral subluxations it can affect your natural biomechanics with movement. Vertebral subluxations can also interfere with the brain's ability to communicate with the rest of the body, further complicating balance and coordination.

Chiropractors restore proper alignment through chiropractic adjustments to the spine. Adding corrective exercises will also prevent further misalignments. Your nervous system is able to function properly, and you'll have increased mobility and performance of the muscles and tendons. Additionally, you will see improvements in balance and coordination.

Reducing Vestibular Symptoms

Another common cause of poor balance come from problems with the vestibular system. The vestibular system controls your sense of balance and provides the brain with information on the body's spatial position. If the vestibular system isn't working properly you can have problems such as falling or stumbling, blurred visions, dizziness, nausea and vertigo.

Chiropractors can perform techniques to adjust subluxations to improve the nervous system directly effected to the vestibular system. The Epley Manuever is a technique often used by chiropractors to treat vertigo. Basically, the technique is a series of movement to help improve the function from and communication from your inner ear.

Start with Better Balance

Contact Silver Chiropractic and Wellness to improve your balance with chiropractic today. Dr. Shane Silver will take you through a full examination process to determine what needs to be adjusted and what is causing your balance issues. Your specialized treatment plan will direct you on the path to live your life with better balance and improved overall health.