At Risk of Falling? Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Fernandina Beach folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Fernandina Beach fall prevention is critical, and Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages all Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those might also instigate a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is key for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients remain upright! Physical activity and exercise are basic to keep you strong. As our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and our Fernandina Beach chiropractic care patients discover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A current fall prevention idea is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees this to be very helpful when talking with our Fernandina Beach patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is here to check your fall risk and establish a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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