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 have 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.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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.