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At Risk of Falling? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older Ashburn folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing. Ashburn fall prevention is critical, and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends that all Ashburn chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to a new nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Ashburn chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those might 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 take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can help assess health risks like these and others to ensure our Ashburn chiropractic patients remain vertical! Physical activity and exercise are basic to keep you strong. As our Ashburn chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and our Ashburn chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit. A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500 patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It is the combination that works! (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn finds this to be quite helpful when discussing nutrition with our Ashburn chiropractic patients, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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