Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Preston folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Preston fall prevention is vital, and
Chiropractic Associates recommends that all Preston
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Preston chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is crucial as those may also trigger
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s key for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Chiropractic Associates can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our Preston chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to maintain your strength. As our Preston chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Chiropractic Associates and our Preston chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A current
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Chiropractic Associates finds
this to be quite helpful when talking with our
Preston patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Preston chiropractic appointment
with Chiropractic Associates today. Chiropractic Associates is here to check
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Chiropractic Associates offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!