Pflugerville Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause 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 highlight the fact that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Pflugerville Wellness Center always questions our Pflugerville chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently. Pflugerville Wellness Center is in favor of interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Pflugerville Wellness Center is really good at relieving Pflugerville back pain or neck pain that ensues.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks reside at home alone and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario carries 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 not unusual. Researchers have done research studies looking at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks involved planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward improving strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some interventions tested are 3D,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis of exercise trials described non-statistically significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% decrease in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how to prevent falls showed 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center would support our older Pflugerville patients’ continued exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger folks can appreciate Pflugerville fall prevention strategies as falls may 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 a problem. 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 techniques for a fall. Participants improved physically and psychologically. They practiced techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center supports exercise for all Pflugerville chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 after a fall using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center to remove the fear of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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