Most people think of chiropractic helping with neck pain but very few think about how it improves balance. Balance is important for athletes who rely heavily on their proprioception (or balance) in order to perform complex movements, but it’s also important for our older population.

(A rail slide can be mighty painful if your balance is off)

The risk of slipping and falling compounded by the increased risk of mortality if a hip is fractured (in older populations) makes exploring every possible conservative option for improving balance worthwhile.  This new research, although a small study size, points to the potential of improved balance, and some participants also showed reduced dizziness.