Vancouver Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

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. Vancouver Spine Care Centre always inquires our Vancouver chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently. Vancouver Spine Care Centre supports interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is quite good at relieving Vancouver back pain or neck pain that develops.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks live at home alone 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 cause a fall. For these older friends and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks encompassed planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward improving strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tried are 3D,for example 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% decrease in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% reduction in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that implemented a judo inspired exercise program which taught them how to fall and how to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre would support our older Vancouver patients’ continued exercising to extend these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger people can appreciate Vancouver fall prevention strategies as falls can be just as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related injuries put at risk 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 set out to improve physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing techniques for a fall. Participants recovered physically and psychologically. They practiced techniques in how to fall safely and how to avert falls. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre supports exercise for all Vancouver chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps ease 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 implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Spine Care Centre to remove the fear of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it with some guidance on strengthening exercise in addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre presents new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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