Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Vancouver folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Vancouver fall prevention is critical, and
Vancouver Disc Centers recommends that all Vancouver
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Vancouver chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
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. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those may also instigate
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 carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Vancouver Disc Centers can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Vancouver chiropractic patients stay
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Vancouver chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Vancouver Disc Centers and our Vancouver chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A current
fall prevention notion is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine.
A review of 26 articles involving 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’s the combination that works! (2) Vancouver Disc Centers sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Vancouver patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment
with Vancouver Disc Centers today. Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to evaluate
your risk of falling and create a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Vancouver Disc Centers offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!
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