Do You Lose Your Balance Frequently?
Losing your balance can be caused by various health conditions, inner ear problems or medicines you may be taking. Because there are so many possible causes, the reason for loss of balance can be hard to diagnose.
Loss of balance often causes falls, which are the leading cause of deaths related to injury in older adults. It is estimated that in people over the age of 65 , one third of them fall each year, resulting in about 10 million falls.
The Silent Epidemic
Our balance depends mostly upon our sensory systems, which have a tendancy to decrease as we age.
Known as the silent epidemic, Peripheral Neuropathy is a leading cause of lack of balance caused by sensory loss in older patients. It often comes on so slowly that it is basically unnoticed, until the person falls.
Feeling unstable usually causes people to begin to restrict their activities until they become less and less active which weakens their muscles and adds to their risk of falling.
The Bellevue Pain Institute is having great success treating Peripheral Neuropathy using Low Level Laser Therapy, an non-invasive, pain free, drug free treatment.
Enjoy this video of one of our patients whose balance is improving.
Then give us a call for your first treatment and doctor evaluation.