Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Most Chiropractic Clinic always asks our Murfreesboro
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Most Chiropractic Clinic supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Most Chiropractic Clinic is really good at
relieving Murfreesboro 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 situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% decrease 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 them how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic would encourage
our older Murfreesboro patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Murfreesboro fall prevention strategies as falls can be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries endanger 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 set out to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They learned techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Most Chiropractic Clinic
supports exercise for all Murfreesboro chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Most Chiropractic Clinic
helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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 Murfreesboro chiropractic visit with
Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.