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At Risk of Falling? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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!

 
 
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