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Ashburn Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause great harm or not much 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn always questions our Ashburn chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is in favor of interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is quite good at relieving Ashburn back pain or neck pain that ensues.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks reside at home alone 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 cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not unusual. Researchers have put effort into research studies looking at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling as well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons incorporated planned, structured, repetitive physical activity oriented to enhancing strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tried are three dimensional like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis of exercise trials described non-statistically significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease in people who fell, a 13% reduction 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 revealed significant improvements in physical performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They reported that such practices worked, particularly right after the intervention. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn would encourage our older Ashburn patients to keep exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger people can appreciate Ashburn 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 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 methods for a fall. Participants improved physically and psychologically. They practiced techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn supports exercise for all Ashburn chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn helps ease fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.

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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 following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to take the fear out of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn presents new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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