At Risk of Falling? Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. 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 recommends that 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, repairing 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 crucial 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 assess 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 found 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, particularly 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!

 
 
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