Falls can occur 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 a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic always questions our Fernandina Beach
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is quite good at
relieving Fernandina Beach back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home by themselves
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 cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have
put effort into research studies looking
at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are three dimensional
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% drop in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic would encourage
our older Fernandina Beach patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Fernandina Beach 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 of 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 skills
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely and how to stop falls. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
supports exercise for all Fernandina Beach chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit with
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 in
addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.