Did you know? According to WHO, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths worldwide. The WHO has also found that about 684,000 people die from falls annually, cases of which are more prevalent in underserved countries and communities. Falls can seem like one of the least serious injuries that you can sustain; however, even small trips can have lasting neuromusculoskeletal effects. Chiropractic care is essential to managing fall risks through three separate methods: supporting healthy posture to minimize the risk of falls, strengthening the neuromusculoskeletal system and enhancing patient mobility.
Below, we’re exploring how this healthy movement triad approach helps to minimize fall injuries and deaths every year.
1. Supporting healthy posture
Posture plays a large role in minimizing fall risk, and can help you to be in a better position if a fall takes place. By maintaining a healthy posture, you can automatically strengthen your core muscle groups, which can enhance your ability to react, catch yourself and reduce total injury.
If you struggle with maintaining a healthy posture, your doctor of chiropractic (DC) can give you targeted exercises and strategies to help you meet your health goals. They can also conduct regular posture checks.
2. Strengthening the neuromusculoskeletal system
Chiropractic care can work to help you naturally support the neuromusculoskeletal system. By strengthening the muscles that are responsible for posture, movement and daily life, you can enhance your ability to recover from falls and avoid them altogether.
DCs can work with you to overcome or manage any barriers to activity that you may have, and develop a personalized treatment plan to get you more active and strong. They can also help to address any painful or long-term chronic conditions with targeted tactics for success, including diet management and other therapeutics.
3. Enhancing patient mobility
Chiropractic care can help to enhance your mobility and reduce the potential for falls. By doing exercises that promote your natural mobility and strength, you can more easily catch yourself and minimize the extent of your injuries.
DCs can work with you both preventatively and acutely to promote better mobility in your daily life.
Overall, chiropractic care is a safe, effective and drug-free method of care that promotes natural health and function. It can help you to resolve chronic or acute problems and pain. For more information about the benefits of chiropractic care, please visit our website.