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At Risk of Falling? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older St. Francisville folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing. St. Francisville fall prevention is vital, and Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville recommends that all St. Francisville chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies in addition to a new nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most St. Francisville chiropractic families. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, taping down 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 fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those might 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 take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville can help evaluate health risks like these and others to ensure our St. Francisville chiropractic patients remain upright! Physical activity and exercise are basic to maintain your strength. As our St. Francisville chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and our St. Francisville chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention proposal is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit. A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500 patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It’s the combination that works! (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville finds this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our St. Francisville chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville now. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is here to evaluate your fall risk and set up a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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