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Brooks 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 surely can raise the level of fear of falling again. All these bits of information underscore that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind. Soft Health and Healing Clinic always questions our Brooks chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently. Soft Health and Healing Clinic supports interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is really good at relieving Brooks back pain or neck pain that results.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks live at home by themselves and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any number of things can result in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. 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 persons incorporated planned, structured, repetitive physical activity oriented to enhancing strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some interventions tested are three dimensional,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% drop in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% drop in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years old 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 methods. (2) They reported that such practices worked, particularly right after the intervention. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic would support our older Brooks patients’ continued exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger people can benefit from Brooks 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 a problem. 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 skills for a fall. Participants recovered physically and psychologically. They learned techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic supports exercise for all Brooks chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps relieve 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 using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to take the fear out of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it with some guidance on strengthening exercise in addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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