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At Risk of Falling? Vancouver Disc Centers Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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 preventing falls.

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 crucial 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 daily. 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 tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers now. Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to evaluate your fall risk 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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