At Risk of Falling? Disc Centers Of America Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

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!

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