Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
great 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 am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. always questions our Auburn
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is really good at
relieving Auburn back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are 3D
like 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% reduction 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 them how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. would support our older
Auburn patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Auburn fall prevention strategies as falls can be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries put at risk 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 worked on improving
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 stop falls. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
supports exercise for all Auburn chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 implementing The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Auburn chiropractic visit with
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.