Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Mandeville folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Mandeville fall prevention is so important, and
Mandeville Chiropractic recommends that all Mandeville
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed
for most Mandeville chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all ways
to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important 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’s important for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Mandeville Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Mandeville chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to maintain your strength. As our Mandeville chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Mandeville Chiropractic and our Mandeville chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A current
fall prevention idea is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles encompassing 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’s the combination that does it! (2) Mandeville Chiropractic finds
this to be quite helpful when talking with our
Mandeville patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Mandeville chiropractic appointment
with Mandeville Chiropractic today. Mandeville Chiropractic is here to evaluate
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Mandeville Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!