Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation always questions our Tonawanda
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation backs interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is quite good at
relieving Tonawanda back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each situation
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not
unusual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are 3D,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation would encourage
our older Tonawanda patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Tonawanda fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries jeopardize people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program was designed to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
supports exercise for all Tonawanda chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover
from pain due to a fall using The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.