Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older New Roads folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may slip away while healing.
New Roads fall prevention is so important, and
New Roads Chiropractic Center encourages all New Roads
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as a new
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most New Roads chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways
to reduce fall risk. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is crucial as those may also cause
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is valuable for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
New Roads Chiropractic Center can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our New Roads chiropractic patients stay
upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to keep you strong. As our New Roads chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are advised
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
New Roads Chiropractic Center and our New Roads chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A new
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center sees
this to be very helpful when discussing nutrition
with our New Roads chiropractic patients, particularly
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment
with New Roads Chiropractic Center today. New Roads Chiropractic Center is here to evaluate
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, New Roads Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!
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