Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information point out
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Vancouver Disc Centers always inquires our Vancouver
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Vancouver Disc Centers is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Vancouver Disc Centers is quite good at
relieving Vancouver 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 accommodations. Each scenario
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 common. Researchers have organized 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 persons
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward 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 even so: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% reduction
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 showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers would encourage
our older Vancouver patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Vancouver fall prevention strategies as falls may 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 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 methods
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They learned techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers
supports exercise for all Vancouver chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Vancouver Disc Centers
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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 Vancouver chiropractic visit with
Vancouver Disc Centers to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.