Eugene Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All these bits of information point out that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic always asks our Eugene chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic backs interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is really good at relieving Eugene back pain or neck pain that results.

OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS

Older folks reside 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 friends and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have put effort into research studies looking at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and 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 tried are three dimensional like 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% reduction 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 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 discovered that such practices worked, particularly right after the intervention. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic would encourage our older Eugene patients to keep exercising to extend these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!

YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS

Younger folks can appreciate Eugene fall prevention strategies as falls can be just as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related injuries threaten 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 was designed to improve physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills for a fall. Participants recovered physically and psychologically. They gathered techniques in how to fall safely and how to stop falls. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic supports exercise for all Eugene chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 due to a fall implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic visit with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 in addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

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