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Sitka Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All these bits of information highlight the fact that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka always questions our Sitka chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka supports interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is really good at relieving Sitka back pain or neck pain that results.


Older folks live at home by themselves and with others or in community-based accommodations. 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 done 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 in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tried are 3D like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis of exercise trials reported on 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 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka would support our older Sitka patients’ continued exercising to extend these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!


Younger folks can benefit from Sitka fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related injuries jeopardize 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 worked on improving physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods for a fall. Participants improved physically and psychologically. They practiced techniques in how to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka supports exercise for all Sitka chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.

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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 Sitka chiropractic visit with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to remove the fear of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it with some guidance on strengthening exercise in addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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