Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Cross Chiropractic Center always asks our Sandy Springs
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Cross Chiropractic Center is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Cross Chiropractic Center is quite good at
relieving Sandy Springs back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have
put effort into research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as 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 as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials reported on non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center would encourage
our older Sandy Springs patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Sandy Springs 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 that
lasted 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 improved physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center
supports exercise for all Sandy Springs chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Cross Chiropractic Center
helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Cross 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 following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with
Cross Chiropractic Center to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.