Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great 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 am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries always asks our Manchester
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries backs interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is really good at
relieving Manchester back pain or neck pain that develops.
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 end 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 and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are 3D,for example 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% drop
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries would encourage
our older Manchester patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can benefit from
Manchester fall prevention strategies as falls can be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries put at risk people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program was designed to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
supports exercise for all Manchester chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 Manchester chiropractic visit with
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.