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

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Tarrytown folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Tarrytown fall prevention is so important, and Tarrytown Chiropractic encourages all Tarrytown 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 succeed for most Tarrytown chiropractic family members. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, installing 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 crucial as those may also trigger a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s valuable for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Tarrytown chiropractic patients remain vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Tarrytown chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are advised like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Tarrytown Chiropractic and our Tarrytown chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A current fall prevention idea is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles involving 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 an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic sees this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Tarrytown chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Tarrytown chiropractic appointment with Tarrytown Chiropractic today. Tarrytown Chiropractic is ready to check your risk of falling and create a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Tarrytown Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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