Fort Wayne Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care09/08/2020Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause 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. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."