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At Risk of Falling? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Sitka folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may slip away while healing. Sitka fall prevention is vital, and Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages all Sitka chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans work for most Sitka chiropractic families. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing 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 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 might also instigate a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is valuable for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Sitka chiropractic patients remain vertical! Physical activity and exercise are essential to maintain your strength. As our Sitka chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka and our Sitka chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A current fall prevention proposal is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500 patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It is the combination that does it! (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees this to be quite useful when talking with our Sitka patients about their nutrition, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka now. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to evaluate your risk of falling and set up a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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