To help determine if you may be headed for a fall, take the Balance Self Test below. If you answer yes to one or more of the questions, you could be at risk. The best way to determine if you have a problem though, is to talk with a qualified chiropractic neurologist.

  1. Have you fallen more than once in the past year?
  2. Do you take medicine for two or more of the following diseases: heart disease hypertension, arthritis, anxiety, and/or depression?
  3. Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you make sudden changes in movement such as bending down or quickly turning?
  4. Do you find yourself tripping or stubbing your toes occasionally?
  5. Have you experienced a stroke or other neurological problem that has affected your balance?
  6. Do you experience numbness or loss of sensation in your legs and/or feet?
  7. Do you use a cane, walker or wheel chair, or do you need assistance to get around?
  8. Are you inactive? (Answer yes if you do not participate in a regular form of exercise, such as walking or exercising 20-30 minutes at least three times a week.)
  9. Do you feel unsteady when you are walking, climbing stairs, or up or down a curb?
  10. Without using your hands, do you have difficulty sitting down or rising from a seated position?
  11. If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, then you could have a balance problem and should consult a qualified professional for an evaluation.

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