Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Buffalo, NY folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Buffalo, NY fall prevention is critical, and
Disc Centers Of America recommends that all Buffalo, NY
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Buffalo, NY chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or removing
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing
with 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’s important for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Disc Centers Of America can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients stay
upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Buffalo, NY chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Disc Centers Of America and our Buffalo, NY chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine.
A review of 26 articles involving 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 does it! (2) Disc Centers Of America finds
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Buffalo, NY patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment
with Disc Centers Of America now. Disc Centers Of America is here to check
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Disc Centers Of America offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!