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At Risk of Falling? New Roads Chiropractic Center Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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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