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Controlled Falling at 60

Posted by @safetyshield, Jun 12, 2016

I have spina bifida and now in my 60 I seem to fall without reason. Though I seem to be able to control the rate of how fast I go down I still can’t control the fact that I still fall. Is this because of my disability or age?

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Welcome @safetyshield. Interestingly there have been a couple of threads started recently on Connect about falling without reason. You may wish to read and post on them here:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/

I’d also like to connect you to other members talking about living with spina bifida. Please meet @glades2 @jimmie1a @cooper2. I’m curious. How is it that you can control the rate of how fast you fall?

@colleenyoung

Welcome @safetyshield. Interestingly there have been a couple of threads started recently on Connect about falling without reason. You may wish to read and post on them here:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/

I’d also like to connect you to other members talking about living with spina bifida. Please meet @glades2 @jimmie1a @cooper2. I’m curious. How is it that you can control the rate of how fast you fall?

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I use crutches and wear braces and when I am falling by instinct the crutches are in front of me so I push down on the crutches it does not of course stop me from falling but it does control the rate of speed that I am falling. Is works on ice or on any surface.

@colleenyoung

Welcome @safetyshield. Interestingly there have been a couple of threads started recently on Connect about falling without reason. You may wish to read and post on them here:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/

I’d also like to connect you to other members talking about living with spina bifida. Please meet @glades2 @jimmie1a @cooper2. I’m curious. How is it that you can control the rate of how fast you fall?

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Of course! You must be pretty handy with your crutches.
I encourage you to join the conversation here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling/ @trouble43443 @oceanfun1 @trainwreck54 may have some thoughts about your falling.

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