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Colorado Springs Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

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.

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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 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.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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