Is there a role for neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention? - An overview

Kendall, J, Hartvigsen, J, French, S and Azari, M 2015, 'Is there a role for neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention? - An overview', Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 53-63.


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Title Is there a role for neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention? - An overview
Author(s) Kendall, J
Hartvigsen, J
French, S
Azari, M
Year 2015
Journal name Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Volume number 59
Issue number 1
Start page 53
End page 63
Total pages 11
Publisher Canadian Chiropractic Association
Abstract Many risk factors exist for falls in the elderly. Dizziness is an important risk factor for such falls. Spinal pain has also been identified as a risk factor for these falls. In this overview of the literature, we examine studies, including trials, of neck manipulation for neck pain, unsteadiness and falls risk relevant to the elderly. We also examine two related, but not mutually exclusive, mechanisms through which a putative beneficial effect may be mediated. These are the effects of neck manipulation on neck pain and on non-specific dizziness. We focus on the available evidence primarily in terms of clinical data rather than laboratory-based measures of balance. We conclude that chiropractors may have a role in falls
Subject Geriatrics and Gerontology
Keyword(s) dizziness
elderly
risk factor
neck pain
manipulation
chiropractic
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ISSN 0008-3194
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