Are you looking to improve your balance?
Think about the last time you were standing in line at the grocery store and someone tapped you on the shoulder from behind. Chances are, you lost your balance for a second. That’s because balance is something we take for granted until we lose it. And when we do, it’s not fun.
Generally, people concentrate on staying fit and strong and eating healthy but often don’t consider their balance. Balance plays a significant role in our overall health.
Luckily, there are things you can do to improve your balance – like getting chiropractic care! Chiropractors specialize in helping people maintain their balance, so if you’re looking to improve yours, schedule an appointment today!
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Common Balance Issues
Problems with balance and coordination can show up in different ways including:
- spinning sensation
- trouble walking in straight lines
- the feeling of fainting
- lack of coordination
How Can Chiropractic Care Improve Your Balance?
Most people associate chiropractic care with back and neck pain, but it can help with so much more. Chiropractic care improves the nervous system (Zone 3) which is directly linked to your balance and coordination. Chiropractors bring the musculoskeletal system back into proper alignment to help improve balance and coordination. When your spine is properly aligned your body is balanced and your nervous system works much better.
Balance and coordination are also heavily dependent on seeing and hearing. Our eyes and ears collect information from our surroundings. Our brain processes this information and sends signals to the rest of the body on how to respond to a situation. For the most part, these responses are blazing fast, and we don’t realize them as they are happening – our bodies react and move in response without us thinking about it.
When these two systems are off in some way it can throw your balance and coordination out of whack. For example, your pelvis is slightly out of line with your back (due to a fall, a bad office chair, a stuffed wallet, or something else). To compensate, a part of your lower back may go slightly out of line which can cause other parts of your body to also be out of alignment. They are all trying to compensate for the imbalance of the others. This will affect your coordination and balance and most likely cause pain and put your nervous system under stress.
It’s all connected.
As chiropractors, we use a variety of therapies to improve your alignment, balance the muscles and bones in your body, and enhance nerve function. Spinal manipulation, also called spinal adjustments, helps fix misalignment or improper positioning that can cause back pain and balance issues.
Coordination as We Age
As we get older, balance issues can be more common. More than 25 percent of older people fall every year, resulting in 3 million emergency room visits (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) Your ability to maintain your balance naturally declines with age but it can also be affected by arthritis and other joint conditions. Regular chiropractic adjustments, at any age, will keep your body tuned-up and at its best.
Get Your Balance Back Today
If you’re feeling unsteady on your feet, or like you can’t quite seem to catch your balance, a chiropractic adjustment may be the solution for you. In addition to improving spinal health and function, regular chiropractic care has been shown to improve balance and coordination. This makes it an important part of any wellness routine, especially if you’re looking for ways to stay active and mobile as you age. So if you’re ready to take control of your health and improve your balance once and for all, give our office a call today! We can help get you started on the path to better balance and improved overall health.
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