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

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 OrthoIllinois 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, securing 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) OrthoIllinois 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, OrthoIllinois 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) OrthoIllinois 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 OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today. OrthoIllinois 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, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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