Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Wilson Family Chiropractic always questions our Millville
chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately.
Wilson Family Chiropractic is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Wilson Family Chiropractic is quite good at
relieving Millville back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home alone
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have organized 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 oriented to improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials presented non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% drop
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds 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 techniques. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic would encourage
our older Millville patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Millville fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries jeopardize people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial that
lasted 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 got better physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic
supports exercise for all Millville chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Wilson Family Chiropractic
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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 Millville chiropractic visit with
Wilson Family Chiropractic to take the fear out 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.