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

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 just 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!

 
 
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