The role of cervical spine in balance and risk of falling in the elderly

Walsh, M, Polus, B and Webb, M 2004, 'The role of cervical spine in balance and risk of falling in the elderly', Chiropractic Journal of Australia, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 19-22.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The role of cervical spine in balance and risk of falling in the elderly
Author(s) Walsh, M
Polus, B
Webb, M
Year 2004
Journal name Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Start page 19
End page 22
Total pages 3
Publisher Chiropractors' Association of Australia
Abstract Falls in the aged are a significant cause of injury and decreased quality of life. This paper reviews the common causes of falls and some possible interventions. A number of validated clinical measures to assess balance and risk of failing are discussed. It is further postulated that the cervical spine may affect balance and risk of falling due to its role in postural control.
Subject Chiropractic
Keyword(s) Chiropractic
equilibrium
accidental falls
aged
cervical vertebrae
neck
ISSN 1036-0913
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