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

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Sandy Springs folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Sandy Springs fall prevention is vital, and Cross Chiropractic Center encourages all Sandy Springs chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies as well as a new nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Sandy Springs chiropractic family members. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those might also cause a fall, also.  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 carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients stay vertical! Physical activity and exercise are basic to keep you strong. As our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Cross Chiropractic Center and our Sandy Springs chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A current fall prevention idea is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It is the combination that does it! (2) Cross Chiropractic Center sees this to be quite helpful when talking with our Sandy Springs patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center today. Cross Chiropractic Center is here to evaluate your fall risk and set up a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Cross Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

 
 
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