Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Nashua folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing. Nashua fall prevention is vital, and Moriarty Chiropractic recommends that all Nashua chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies as well as an innovative nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed for most Nashua chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a home that is all on one level with no steps 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 might also trigger 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) Moriarty Chiropractic can help evaluate health risks like these and others to ensure our Nashua chiropractic patients remain vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Nashua chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Moriarty Chiropractic and our Nashua chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A current fall prevention notion is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500 patients revealed 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 works! (2) Moriarty Chiropractic sees this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Nashua chiropractic patients, especially with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic now. Moriarty Chiropractic is here to evaluate your fall risk and create a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Moriarty Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!