Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Baton Rouge folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Baton Rouge fall prevention is critical, and
Spine & Sports Rehab Center recommends that all Baton Rouge
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 function well
for most Baton Rouge chiropractic families. 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
one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might 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)
Spine & Sports Rehab Center can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to maintain your strength. As our Baton Rouge chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Spine & Sports Rehab Center and our Baton Rouge chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine.
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 an effect. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Baton Rouge patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
with Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to evaluate
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!