At Risk of Falling? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Baton Rouge folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Baton Rouge fall prevention is so important, and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages all Baton Rouge 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 succeed for most Baton Rouge chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, taping down rugs or removing them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home 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 may also cause 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 carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation can help assess health risks like these and others to help our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients stay on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential to keep you strong. As our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and our Baton Rouge chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles encompassing 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 works! (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

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

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