Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Augusta folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Augusta fall prevention is critical, and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic encourages all Augusta chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies as well as an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work for most Augusta chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home 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 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’s key for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others to help our Augusta chiropractic patients stay vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Augusta chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are advised like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and our Augusta chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A current 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 decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone did not have such a result. It’s the combination that works! (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic finds this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Augusta chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic now. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to check your risk of falling and create a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!