At Risk of Falling? Vancouver Spine Care Centre Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Vancouver folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Vancouver fall prevention is critical, and Vancouver Spine Care Centre recommends that all Vancouver chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies as well as an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Vancouver chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a home that is all on one level with no steps are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those might also trigger a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s key for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Vancouver chiropractic patients stay upright! Physical activity and exercise are basic to keep you strong. As our Vancouver chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Vancouver Spine Care Centre and our Vancouver chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A current fall prevention proposal is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500 patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It is the combination that does it! (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre finds this to be very helpful when talking with our Vancouver patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to evaluate your risk of falling and create a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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