Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Moses Chiropractic always inquires our West Palm Beach
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Moses Chiropractic supports interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Moses Chiropractic is quite good at
relieving West Palm Beach back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based housing. Each situation
carries 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 usual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are 3D
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials presented non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% reduction
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that implemented 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 techniques. (2) They
found that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Moses Chiropractic would encourage
our older West Palm Beach patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
West Palm Beach fall prevention strategies as falls can 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 that
lasted 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 improved physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Moses Chiropractic
supports exercise for all West Palm Beach chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Moses Chiropractic
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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 West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with
Moses Chiropractic to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.