Body balance is a state where our bodies are in perfect shape to handle every day’s activities. It also involves the response to external conditions with respect to physical movement and posture. Such features lead to healthy living, ease in handling daily chores and confidence in daily routine. Our feet, jaw, pelvis and feet are the major parts of the body that are responsible for body balance. Their work is to coordinate with the brain in finding this balance. Any slight disturbance on these organs significantly affects body movements and patterns, thereby affecting the body balance. Therein, a deformity needs routine retraining and work-outs to help restore normal bodily functioning.
Common Causes of Body Imbalance
- Neck Pain – this might be due to carrying of heavy loads, straining, injury or degenerative disc disease.
- Age – this may be due to wear and tear or long periods of poor posture. Others are vertigo, feeling weak, anxiety and unsteadiness.
- Headaches – the dizziness causes the victim to feel unsteady. Other body balance effects due to headaches are strong headache medications, tension, sclerosis, stress, among others.
- Back Pain – consistent back pain makes the victim to adjust his or her movement to subdue the pain.
Body Balance Retraining Methods
There are notable ways of retraining on body balance using chiropractic means. In Ealing chiropractor like Neuroworks Chiropractic Clinic are on standby to help you regain your balance through natural means. Some of these do-it-yourself methods are
- Feet stimulation – this is done at the bottom of the foot. Pick a hard ball (like a tennis or golf ball) and follow the following procedures
- Sit on a chair and ensure your feet touch the ground.
- Place the ball done and step on the ball.
- Start moving the ball using your feet forward and backwards, then sideways.
- Thereafter, try it in circles, clockwise and anticlockwise.
- Repeat this routine between 5 to 10 minutes.
- Neck Straightening – this exercise is done around the neck down to the shoulders.
- Sit straight up, relax the shoulders and the arms, and lengthen the neck out.
- Tuck the chin in severally with the shoulders down. Repeat this routine for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercise – these exercises seek to acclimatize the body to situations or occurrences that keep the body dizzy. If you repeat the same movements that cause dizziness, the brain becomes familiar with this routine, thereby stabilizing body balance.
- Hearing and Visual Coordinating exercise – balance is a coordination of the ear nerve and eye muscles. Retraining exercises resolve the discoordination between the brain and the inner ear system to regain balance.
- Physical Exercises – tai chi and yoga exercises aids in building coordination of body organs so as to improve body balance. On the other hand, strength training exercises keep muscles and bones strong to support body weight and balance.
If the above methods do not work, feel free to call or visit us in our clinic. We are the best Ealing Chiropractor around.