Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Disc Centers Of America always inquires our Buffalo, NY
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Disc Centers Of America is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Disc Centers Of America is really good at
relieving Buffalo, NY 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 scenario
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
encompassed planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as 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 nonetheless: an 11% reduction
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 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 methods. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Disc Centers Of America would support our older
Buffalo, NY patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can benefit from
Buffalo, NY fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries jeopardize people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial that
lasted 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 got better physically and
psychologically. They learned techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Disc Centers Of America
supports exercise for all Buffalo, NY chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Disc Centers Of America
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit with
Disc Centers Of America to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.