Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR always asks our Colorado Springs
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is really good at
relieving Colorado Springs 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 situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have done research studies looking
at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are 3D,for example 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% drop
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% reduction
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that used 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 techniques. (2) They
found that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR would encourage
our older Colorado Springs patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Colorado Springs fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries put at risk people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial that
lasted 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 methods
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
supports exercise for all Colorado Springs chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.