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Carrolltown Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly 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. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation always asks our Carrolltown chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation supports interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is really good at relieving Carrolltown back pain or neck pain that results.


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 folks, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have done research studies looking at exercise interventions that reduce 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 tried are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis of exercise trials detailed non-statistically significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% reduction 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 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation would encourage our older Carrolltown patients to keep exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!


Younger people can appreciate Carrolltown 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 a problem. 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 techniques for a fall. Participants got better physically and psychologically. They gained techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation supports exercise for all Carrolltown chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic visit with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to remove the fear of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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