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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