Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Minster Chiropractic Center always questions our Minster
chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately.
Minster Chiropractic Center backs interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Minster Chiropractic Center is quite good at
relieving Minster back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have organized research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
encompassed 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. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% reduction
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that implemented a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center would support our older
Minster patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
Minster fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries endanger people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial that
lasted 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program worked on improving
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing techniques
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center
supports exercise for all Minster chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Minster Chiropractic Center
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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 following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Minster chiropractic visit with
Minster Chiropractic Center to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.