Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Minster folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Minster fall prevention is vital, and
Minster Chiropractic Center encourages all Minster
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed
for most Minster 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
one level home 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 important for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Minster Chiropractic Center can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our Minster chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to keep you strong. As our Minster chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Minster Chiropractic Center and our Minster chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention notion is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Minster Chiropractic Center finds
this to be very useful when discussing nutrition
with our Minster chiropractic patients, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Minster chiropractic appointment
with Minster Chiropractic Center now. Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to evaluate
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Minster Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!