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.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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.