Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Colorado Springs folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Colorado Springs fall prevention is vital, and
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recommends that all Colorado Springs
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as a new
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Colorado Springs chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home 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 important as those might also cause
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is important for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients stay
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to keep you strong. As our Colorado Springs chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and our Colorado Springs chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention proposal is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit.
A review of 26 articles encompassing 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 works! (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Colorado Springs patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment
with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to evaluate
your fall risk and create a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!