Buffalo, NY Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

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. The Novelli Wellness Center always inquires our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently. The Novelli Wellness Center is in favor of interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, The Novelli Wellness Center 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) The Novelli Wellness Center 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) The Novelli Wellness Center supports exercise for all Buffalo, NY chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. The Novelli Wellness Center helps relieve 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 after a fall using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit with The Novelli Wellness Center 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.

 
The Novelli Wellness Center shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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