Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Chicago folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Chicago fall prevention is vital, and
Chiropractic Care recommends that all Chicago
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed
for most Chicago chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of
them, installing 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 may also trigger
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is essential for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Chiropractic Care can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Chicago chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to keep you strong. As our Chicago chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Chiropractic Care and our Chicago chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A current
fall prevention notion is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles involving 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) Chiropractic Care sees
this to be quite useful when discussing nutrition
with our Chicago chiropractic patients, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Chicago chiropractic appointment
with Chiropractic Care now. Chiropractic Care is here to check
your risk of falling and establish a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Chiropractic Care offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!