Whole Body Sagittal Posture & Risk of Falls in Elderly Back Pain Patients
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Falling is an important issue for elderly patients, resulting in significant individual pain and disability, as well as strain on the health care system. 30% of individuals over 65 fall every year, accounting for 10% of visits to emergency departments and 6% of hospitalizations! Many studies have identified risk factors for falls, including postural hypotension, the use of multiple medications, impaired cognition, vision, balance, gait, and strength. Spinal sagittal alignment has been related to postural instability and abnormal sagittal balance (posture) has been associated with an increased risk of falls. The study reviewed this week investigated the relationship between sagittal posture and risk of falling in elderly patients with back pain…LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO READ OR LISTEN TO THIS RESEARCH REVIEW!