Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger much harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely can increase the level of fear of falling again. All these bits of information underscore that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic always asks our Augusta chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is in favor of interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is really good at relieving Augusta back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside 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 friends and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks encompassed planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward enhancing strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tested are 3D,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis of exercise trials detailed non-statistically significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease in people who fell, a 13% drop 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 the participants 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic would support our older Augusta patients’ continued exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from Augusta fall prevention strategies as falls may be just as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related injuries threaten 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 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 as well as how to stop falls. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic supports exercise for all Augusta chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
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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 Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to take the fear out 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.