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At Risk of Falling? Chiropractic Associates Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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 a result. It’s the combination that works! (2) Chiropractic Associates sees 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 just 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!

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