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At Risk of Falling? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Carrolltown folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Carrolltown fall prevention is critical, and Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends that all Carrolltown chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Carrolltown 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 home that is all on one level with no steps are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those may 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 essential for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Carrolltown chiropractic patients remain vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to keep you strong. As our Carrolltown chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and our Carrolltown chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A current fall prevention proposal is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit. A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation finds this to be very helpful when talking with our Carrolltown patients about their nutrition, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation now. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to check your fall risk and create a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

 
 
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