Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Oxford folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Oxford fall prevention is vital, and
Satterwhite Chiropractic recommends that all Oxford
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Oxford 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
one level home are all ways
to reduce fall risk. 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 is key for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Satterwhite Chiropractic can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to ensure our Oxford chiropractic patients stay
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to maintain your strength. As our Oxford chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Satterwhite Chiropractic and our Oxford chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention proposal is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Oxford patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment
with Satterwhite Chiropractic now. Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to check
your fall risk and establish a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Satterwhite Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!