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Richmond Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause much harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly can raise the intensity of fear of falling again. All these bits of information highlight the fact that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Johnson Chiropractic always asks our Richmond chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately. Johnson Chiropractic is in favor of interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Johnson Chiropractic is quite good at relieving Richmond back pain or neck pain that develops.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks live at home by themselves 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 folks, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling as well as 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 in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tried are three dimensional like 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% drop in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years old 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 reported that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Johnson Chiropractic would support our older Richmond patients’ continued exercising to extend these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger folks can benefit from Richmond fall prevention strategies as falls can be detrimental to them, too. 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 worked on improving physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods for a fall. Participants got better physically and psychologically. They learned techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Johnson Chiropractic supports exercise for all Richmond chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Johnson Chiropractic 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 after a fall using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic to take the fear out of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it with some advice on strengthening exercise in addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Johnson Chiropractic shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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