Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great 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.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center always questions our Pensacola
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is really good at
relieving Pensacola back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not
unusual. Researchers have done research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as 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. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials reported on non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% drop 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 the participants 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center would encourage
our older Pensacola patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Pensacola fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. 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 learned techniques in how
to fall safely and how to stop falls. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
supports exercise for all Pensacola chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 after a fall following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic visit with
Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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.