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 preventing falls.
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 into the daily supplementation practice.
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!