Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information point out
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Satterwhite Chiropractic always questions our Oxford
chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately.
Satterwhite Chiropractic supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Satterwhite Chiropractic is really good at
relieving Oxford 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 housing. Each situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is not
unusual. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are 3D
like 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% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% decrease 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 them how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic would encourage
our older Oxford patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Oxford fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial of 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 recovered physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic
supports exercise for all Oxford chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Satterwhite Chiropractic
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic visit with
Satterwhite Chiropractic to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.