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McHenry Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause great harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly can increase the level of fear of falling again. All these bits of information point out that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic always inquires our McHenry chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic supports interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is really good at relieving McHenry back pain or neck pain that ensues.


Older folks reside at home alone and with others or in community-based accommodations. 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 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 encompassed planned, structured, repetitive physical activity geared toward improving strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some interventions tested are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis of exercise trials presented non-statistically significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% decrease in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years old that implemented a judo inspired exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They reported that such practices worked, particularly right after the intervention. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic would encourage our older McHenry patients to keep exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!


Younger folks can appreciate McHenry fall prevention strategies as falls can be just as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related injuries endanger 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 techniques for a fall. Participants recovered physically and psychologically. They gained techniques in how to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic supports exercise for all McHenry chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. OrthoIllinois 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 McHenry chiropractic visit with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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.

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