Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center always asks our Manahawkin
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is really good at
relieving Manahawkin back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside 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 result in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have organized research studies involving 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 enhancing
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. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% reduction
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 revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center would encourage
our older Manahawkin patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
Manahawkin 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 a problem. 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 techniques
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely and how to stop falls. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
supports exercise for all Manahawkin chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Manahawkin 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 due to a fall following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic visit with
Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.