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

September 12, 2017

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 vital, and Johnson Chiropractic recommends that all Richmond chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies as well as a new nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans work for most Richmond chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of 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 important as those might 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 take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Johnson Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Richmond chiropractic patients stay vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to keep you strong. As our Richmond chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are advised like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Johnson Chiropractic and our Richmond chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A current 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 didn’t have such a result. It is the combination that works! (2) Johnson Chiropractic sees this to be very helpful when talking with our Richmond patients about their nutrition, especially 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 check your risk of falling and establish a fall prevention strategy specifically 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!