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!