At Risk of Falling? Spine & Sports Rehab Center Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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!

 
 
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