Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information point out
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc always questions our Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is quite good at
relieving Fort Wayne back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can cause 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 and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to 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% drop in falls, a 19% reduction
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 techniques. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc would encourage
our older Fort Wayne patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Fort Wayne fall prevention strategies as falls can be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries jeopardize people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. 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 techniques
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They learned techniques in how
to fall safely and how to avert falls. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
supports exercise for all Fort Wayne chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
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 using The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.