As the chief component of the body’s balance and stabilization systems, proper spinal curvature is essential. Any degree of lordosis or kyphosis, for example, can have a profound impact on how weight is distributed, how posture is affected, and ultimately, how a person’s balance is disrupted.
For patients suffering from balance issues, Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is an authoritative way to pinpoint contributing spinal factors and qualify their impact on balance. Further, as balance disruptors are qualified, proper action can be plotted to minimize their effects or absolve them altogether.
At Ideal Health Spine Center in Boise, ID, our focus on balance is intertwined with our utilization of CBP evaluative techniques. We believe in seeing the whole picture of a patient’s spine, in order to identify any and all contributors to balance issues.
It’s critical to identify and qualify any conditions affecting the spine, since each will have a unique impact on balance. Take a the following for example:
- Kyphosis/lordosis: Protrusion or flattening of spinal curvature can displace the burden of weight to peripheral muscle groups and bone structures. When weight distribution is passed off, posture suffers. Combined, these factors result in a shifting center of gravity that disturbs balance.
- Plantar fasciitis: Tenderness in the foot often incites hesitancy to properly support weight when planting, thus engaging hamstrings, quadriceps, or hips. As weight displacement continues upward, spinal compression or subluxation can occur. In this situation, shifting vertebrae and the foundational weakness of leg support will shift balance to non-dominant muscles, affecting balance.
- Compressed nerves: Balance is heavily influenced by the inner ear. When cervical spine compressions prevent nerves from communicating, bouts of dizziness or disorientation are prone to occurring. These bouts affect balance and can even persist in the form of vertigo or similar conditions.
As is evidence by the above examples, balance can be affected through different facets of spine health. This makes it imperative to discern the core ailment, so the proper course of remediation can be taken.
CBP’s inclusive approach
CBP proves intensely useful in identifying root causes of balance disruption because it leaves no stone unturned. Radiological imaging provides visual evidence of spinal misalignments, patient interviews yield insight into areas of concern outside of the spine, patient histories promote understanding of underlying conditions, and cursory evaluations offer hands-on attention to suspect areas of concern.
At Ideal Spine Health Center, we understand that balance is a cumulative function of your body’s spine. If the spine is affected in any number of ways, balance is often the first to suffer. At our Boise, ID practice, we utilize CBP to get to the bottom of balance issues by systematically pinpointing problems affecting the spine and tracing them to their core. In addition, using data gleaned from the CBP approach, we can also map a detailed resolution plan involving chiropractic adjustments.
We invite you to schedule an appointment today for a free consultation if you’re experiencing disruptions to your balance. We’ll sit down with you for an exhaustive consultation, to help shed light on potential balance disruptors you may be living with.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.