Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely
can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Palmer Chiropractic Center always asks our Lynchburg
chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately.
Palmer Chiropractic Center is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Palmer Chiropractic Center is really good at
relieving Lynchburg back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have
put effort into research studies looking
at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials reported on non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% decrease
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 techniques. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center would support our older
Lynchburg patients’ continued exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
Lynchburg fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries endanger 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 worked on improving
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center
supports exercise for all Lynchburg chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Palmer Chiropractic Center
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
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 after a fall implementing The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic visit with
Palmer Chiropractic Center to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.