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At Risk of Falling? Johnson Chiropractic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Richmond folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may slip away while healing. Richmond fall prevention is so important, and Johnson Chiropractic recommends that all Richmond chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies as well as an innovative nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Richmond 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 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 might also trigger a fall, also.  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) Johnson Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others to help our Richmond chiropractic patients stay on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are basic to keep you strong. As our Richmond chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Johnson Chiropractic and our Richmond chiropractic care patients discover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention proposal is to include 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 is the combination that works! (2) Johnson Chiropractic sees this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Richmond chiropractic patients, particularly with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic now. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to evaluate your fall risk and establish a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Johnson Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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