Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older McHenry folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
McHenry fall prevention is critical, and
Spengel Chiropractic recommends that all McHenry
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 McHenry chiropractic family members. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting 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 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’s valuable for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Spengel Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our McHenry chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to keep you strong. As our McHenry chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Spengel Chiropractic and our McHenry chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation practice.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Spengel Chiropractic sees
this to be quite useful when discussing nutrition
with our McHenry chiropractic patients, especially
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment
with Spengel Chiropractic today. Spengel Chiropractic is here to check
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Spengel Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!