At Risk of Falling? Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Manchester folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing. Manchester fall prevention is so important, and Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages all Manchester chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies in addition to a new nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans succeed for most Manchester chiropractic family members. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, taping down rugs or removing 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. Taking care of 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 is important for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Manchester chiropractic patients stay on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential to keep you strong. As our Manchester chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and our Manchester chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new 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 a result. It is the combination that does it! (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees this to be very helpful when discussing nutrition with our Manchester chiropractic patients, particularly with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries now. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready to check your risk of falling and establish a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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