Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Chiropractic Solutions always questions our San Jose
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Chiropractic Solutions is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Chiropractic Solutions is really good at
relieving San Jose back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
encompassed planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are 3D
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease
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 used 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
found that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Chiropractic Solutions would encourage
our older San Jose patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can benefit from
San Jose fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten 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 skills
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Chiropractic Solutions
supports exercise for all San Jose chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Chiropractic Solutions
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic visit with
Chiropractic Solutions to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.