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At Risk of Falling? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

September 12, 2017

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Fort Wayne folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may slip away while healing. Fort Wayne fall prevention is so important, 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 fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Fort Wayne chiropractic family members. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing 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 may also trigger a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s 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 ensure our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients remain vertical! Physical activity and exercise are essential to keep you strong. As our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended 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 current fall prevention notion is to incorporate 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 didn’t have such a result. It is the combination that does it! (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to check your fall risk and create 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!