At Risk of Falling? Apple Country Chiropractic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Williamson folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing. Williamson fall prevention is so important, and Apple Country Chiropractic recommends that all Williamson chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies in addition to a new nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Williamson chiropractic families. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing 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, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s important for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Williamson chiropractic patients stay vertical! Physical activity and exercise are essential to keep you strong. As our Williamson chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Apple Country Chiropractic and our Williamson chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention notion is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation practice. A review of 26 articles encompassing 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) Apple Country Chiropractic sees this to be very helpful when talking with our Williamson patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic today. Apple Country Chiropractic is here to check your risk of falling and create a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Apple Country Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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