Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Back And Neck Care Center always inquires our Severna Park
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Back And Neck Care 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, Back And Neck Care Center is quite good at
relieving Severna Park back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home alone
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to enhancing
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 detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% reduction
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
found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Back And Neck Care Center would encourage
our older Severna Park patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Severna Park fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. 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 set out to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Back And Neck Care Center
supports exercise for all Severna Park chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Back And Neck Care Center
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care 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 due to a fall using The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic visit with
Back And Neck Care Center to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.