At Risk of Falling? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D09/12/2017Falling 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 adding some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention notion is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit. 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! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."