At Risk of Falling? Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Eugene folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may slip away while healing. Eugene fall prevention is so important, and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages all Eugene 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 function well for most Eugene chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of them, mounting 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. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those may also instigate a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is essential for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Eugene chiropractic patients stay vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to keep you strong. As our Eugene chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and our Eugene chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new fall prevention idea is to incorporate 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 reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It is the combination that does it! (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic finds this to be very helpful when talking with our Eugene patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic now. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to check your risk of falling and set up a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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