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 AND FALLS
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 AND FALLS
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.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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.