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Do you feel steady on your feet?

Have you had a fall within the last month?

Are you confident in your balance while walking?


Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? People who experience a fear of falling often limit their activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone and balance problems, making the risk of falling greater. This is one of the unfortunate results of having problems with your balance. If you do not do something to improve it, most of the time it just continues to get worse. Your body and brain will adapt to your lifestyle. If you are not using your balance system, your brain has less of a reason to "keep it in good shape." The good news side of this is, it is a two way street. If you do things to increase your balance, co-ordination and strength, your brain has a big reason to keep your balance system in good shape. When there is a something wrong with the balance system, many of the things we challenge people to do, just are not safe. When your balance system is compromised, due to disease, trauma or an imbalance you need to seek attention for this problem. That is where Hubbard Chiropractic and Balance Center comes in. We may be able to determine exactly what is causing your balance problems and then prescribe appropriate rehabilitation to improve these problems.  Through a combination of in office rehabilitation and at home exercises we may be able help you with your balance related issues.  If you are dizzy, unsteady, feel like the world is spinning or you are note confident in your balance please call our office or click the ask a question tab to contact us.  You can also click on Loise's quote above and see what she has to say about her recovery!

What causes balance problems? helix

Problems with balance can come from a number different reasons and health issues. They can turn out to be a side effect of using medication. They can arise after a head injury or a fall. They can also be a secondary symptom that comes from an infection located in your ear or somewhere else. It can start because of debris located in the ear canal, which is also known as BPPV.

The balance system of human beings is exceedingly complex and most of the time, it works without any problems. The majority of people do not even think about balance up to the point when it starts to cause trouble for them, but at the same time it is also notoriously difficult to diagnose the exact causes of balance disorders.

Without having the proper knowledge about the cause of the exact disease, balance problems often end up being very frustrating. Without having the proper knowledge about the exact cause of the disease, balance problems often end up being very frustrating. Sometimes, this condition may vary in intensity from one day to the next. Other times, the intensity might even change on an hourly basis. This is often the result of the very nature of the balance system and the human brain where it is mostly located. One of the biggest tasks for your brain is to have the information about where you are located in your spatial environment and to gather as much information about the same space. This information is fed to the brain through special senses that include your ears, eyes, joints, and muscles.

The brain then makes a comparison of all these information streams and acts according to the data that it deems as the truest depiction and representation of the environment in which you are located. It also determines how you can stay stable in the same space. On some occasions, however, the same information is not accurate and the brain is forced to react to an environmental occurrence that might not be present in reality. This is how you can feel that you are spinning, unsteady, or wobbly, although nothing around you is moving. This occurrence can be caused by a breakdown in the processes that take place in the brain while it receives or evaluates information.

This could be the results of the slowing down of the pathways and reflexes that connect your eyes and your brain, known as the vestibulo occular reflex. It could be the result of a breakdown of the pathways that connect your brain and your neck (called the vestibulocollic reflex). Like it was mentioned, causes of balance disorders are sometimes debris located in the inner ear or BPPV, or balance receptors that are either overactive or underactive.

In other words, causes of problems with balance are the reason why this clinic was something that Dr. Hubbard, along with his wife Stacey, could only dream of having during the time Stacey fought with a balance disorder that took away her power to walk for more than 10 weeks. Using a combination of physical examination and hi-tech equipment, Sean Hubbard, DC, DACNB is able to pinpoint the cause of the problem and often immediately begin a rehabilitation program that will help you reclaim the life you knew before the onset of any balance problems.