Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Pensacola folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Pensacola fall prevention is vital, and
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages all Pensacola
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies as well as a new
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Pensacola chiropractic families. Clearing
the 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 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 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 key for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to ensure our Pensacola chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Pensacola chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center and our Pensacola chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention proposal is to include
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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Pensacola patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment
with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is ready to evaluate
your risk of falling and create a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!