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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Falling Backwards

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Falling Backwards (Definition)

Falling backwards is a symptom in which a person tends to fall backwards when attempting certain activities. A sensation of falling backwards may occur in some persons, without actually falling. These symptoms may be due to problems in the brain or the balance ...Read more


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What causes that falling backwards feeling after you take off high heels?

What causes that falling backwards feeling after you take off high heels?

Conditioning: When you wear high heels, especially for a long time, you are basically walking on your toes. When you take the heels off, your calf has to stretch out to allow your foot to lie flat on the ground. That tension on your calf, which was contracted when you were in heels, pulls at the back of the leg and thigh, thus causing the sensation that you are being pulled backwards. ...Read more

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Can you get a broken rib from falling backwards?

Can you get a broken rib from falling backwards?

Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two. Most heal on their own without surgery, but it appears that multiple broken ribs that affect breathing do better when fixed with modern plate and screw devices. ...Read more

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How can you break your neck falling backwards while sitting on a chair or is that just something mothers tell you?

How can you break your neck falling backwards while sitting on a chair or is that just something mothers tell you?

Not a wive's tale: Depending upon how you land and the predisposition of your spine it is certainly possible to fracture your neck skull or even mid back. It doesn't happen often but is not unheard of. ...Read more