Groton 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 surely can increase the level of fear of falling again. All these bits of information indicate that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office always asks our Groton chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office supports interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is quite good at relieving Groton back pain or neck pain that ensues.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks live at home by themselves and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation 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 usual. Researchers have done research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks encompassed planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward enhancing strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some interventions tested 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% reduction in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% drop 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 revealed 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office would encourage our older Groton patients to keep exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger people can benefit from Groton 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 an issue. A workplace trial that lasted 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 skills for a fall. Participants got better physically and psychologically. They practiced techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office supports exercise for all Groton chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic visit with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to take the fear out of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office presents new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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