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At Risk of Falling? Spinal Care Clinic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Burlington and Hamilton folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Burlington and Hamilton fall prevention is so important, and Spinal Care Clinic recommends that all Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic families. Cleaning up 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 home that is all on one level with no steps 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 crucial as those might also instigate a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is valuable for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Spinal Care Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients stay vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Spinal Care Clinic and our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care patients discover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A new fall prevention notion is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Spinal Care Clinic sees this to be very helpful when talking with our Burlington and Hamilton patients about their nutrition, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic today. Spinal Care Clinic is ready to check your risk of falling and set up a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Spinal Care Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

 
 
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