Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Lynchburg folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Lynchburg fall prevention is critical, and
Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages all Lynchburg
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Lynchburg chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all ways
to reduce fall risk. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those may also instigate
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s important for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Palmer Chiropractic Center can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Lynchburg chiropractic patients stay
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to keep you strong. As our Lynchburg chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Palmer Chiropractic Center and our Lynchburg chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It
is the combination that works! (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center finds
this to be very useful when discussing nutrition
with our Lynchburg chiropractic patients, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment
with Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to check
your risk of falling and create a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Palmer Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!