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.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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.