Balance issues can be a very serious problem. Many people are one fall away from the hospital or nursing home. The good news is balance can be relearned. With some repetition of certain exercises we can relearn how to balance and prevent falls and thereby help a person to get around, stay independent, and carry out daily activities.
There are many causes of loss of balance. Some might be medication that a person is taking, inner eye problems from allergies to infections, Alcohol and increase loss of balance as can some medical conditions such as thyroid, nerve, or blood vessel issues.
Diet is one thing a person can do to improve balance. Maintaining proper weight. Have high blood pressure eat less salt, have low blood pressure drink more water. And as always exercise.
This is from a study last year on how chiropractic helps with balance; Those [older adults] who received long-term [chiropractic] management reported greater improvement in neck pain, self-efficacy, function, and balance. Chiropractic care was viewed as improving spinal pain and controlling symptoms, while exercise therapy was noted for its long-term impact on self-efficacy and self-management. These older adults considered changes in pain, a global sense of improvement, and improved biomechanical function as making treatment worthwhile
So see your chiropractor regularly to improve function and balance. Check out the video below for a few home exercises that you can do to improve balance.
Dr. Craig Benton

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