Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and injury. Preventing a fall may simply be a matter of modifying your routine and environment.
Good candidates have back pain caused by one or two vertebral discs in the spine, no degenerative arthritis that affects the facet joints in between individual vertebrae, no previous surgery and no spinal deformity such as scoliosis.
The SSA recognizes diseases that cause paralysis such as brain tumors and stroke. Also accidental trauma to the brain or spine are included in this listing.