Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Spinal Care Clinic always inquires our Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Spinal Care Clinic backs interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Spinal Care Clinic is quite good at
relieving Burlington and Hamilton 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 housing. Each scenario
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 reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested 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 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 techniques. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Spinal Care Clinic would encourage
our older Burlington and Hamilton patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Burlington and Hamilton fall prevention strategies as falls may 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 worked on improving
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 avert falls. (4) Spinal Care Clinic
supports exercise for all Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Spinal Care Clinic
helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Spinal Care 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with
Spinal Care Clinic 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 as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.