West Des Moines Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely can raise the level of fear of falling again. All these bits of information highlight the fact that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa always inquires our West Des Moines chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is in favor of interventions like exercise that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is quite good at relieving West Des Moines back pain or neck pain that ensues.


Older folks reside at home by themselves and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation has 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 not uncommon. Researchers have put effort into research studies looking at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling as well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks incorporated planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward improving strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tested are 3D,for example 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% reduction 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 found that such practices worked, particularly right after the intervention. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa would encourage our older West Des Moines patients to keep exercising to extend these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!


Younger folks can benefit from West Des Moines fall prevention strategies as falls can 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 was designed to improve physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods for a fall. Participants recovered physically and psychologically. They practiced techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa supports exercise for all West Des Moines chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic visit with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to take the fear out 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.

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