Age and Low Back Pain Can Impair Balance

Proprioception is the body’s ability to sense where its various parts are in relation to one another for purposes of movement and balance. Examinations of 151 adults of varying ages with or without chronic low back pain revealed that chronic low back pain and advancing age are both risk factors for reduced proprioception. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and manage low back conditions and provide exercise training to improve their joint position sense. Frontiers in Neurology, December 2020