At Risk of Falling? Palmer Chiropractic Center Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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 now. 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!

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