Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely
can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information point out
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
New Roads Chiropractic Center always asks our New Roads
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
New Roads Chiropractic Center is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, New Roads Chiropractic Center is quite good at
relieving New Roads back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation
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
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% drop
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center would support our older
New Roads patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
New Roads fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries endanger 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 methods
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center
supports exercise for all New Roads chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. New Roads Chiropractic Center
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT New Roads 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 New Roads chiropractic visit with
New Roads Chiropractic Center to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.