Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
great harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Apple Country Chiropractic always questions our Williamson
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Apple Country Chiropractic backs interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Apple Country Chiropractic is really good at
relieving Williamson back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home alone
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 end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. 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
encompassed planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are 3D
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds 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 techniques. (2) They
found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic would support our older
Williamson patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Williamson fall prevention strategies as falls can 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 set out to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic
supports exercise for all Williamson chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Apple Country Chiropractic
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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 following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic visit with
Apple Country Chiropractic to take the fear out 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.