Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Fort Wayne folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Fort Wayne fall prevention is critical, and
Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC recommends that all Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed
for most Fort Wayne chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all ways
to reduce fall risk. Dealing
with 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 is essential for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to keep you strong. As our Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC and our Fort Wayne chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention notion 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 decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC sees
this to be quite useful when discussing nutrition
with our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, particularly
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is ready to check
your risk of falling and establish a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!