Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Chiropractic Care always questions our West Palm Beach
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Chiropractic Care supports interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Chiropractic Care is really good at
relieving West Palm Beach back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have organized research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are 3D
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% drop
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that implemented 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 methods. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Chiropractic Care would encourage
our older West Palm Beach patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
West Palm Beach fall prevention strategies as falls can be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program set out 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 and how to stop falls. (4) Chiropractic Care
supports exercise for all West Palm Beach chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Chiropractic Care
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
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 after a fall implementing The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Care to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise in
addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.