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

Falling hurts at any age. 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, also.  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 evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Minster chiropractic patients remain on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. 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 revealed 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 talking with our Minster patients about their nutrition, 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!

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