Baton Rouge Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger much harm or not much 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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation always asks our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation supports interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is quite good at relieving Baton Rouge back pain or neck pain that ensues.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks reside at home by themselves and with others or in community-based accommodations. 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 involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons encompassed planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward improving strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tested are 3D,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis of exercise trials detailed non-statistically significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% drop in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% reduction in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years old 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 found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation would support our older Baton Rouge patients’ continued exercising to extend these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger people can benefit from Baton Rouge fall prevention strategies as falls can be just as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related injuries threaten 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation supports exercise for all Baton Rouge chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation helps alleviate 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 using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to remove the fear of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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