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At Risk of Falling? Dr. Gary Stefanick Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts no matter how old you are. Falling for older New York folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing. New York fall prevention is so important, and Dr. Gary Stefanick recommends that all New York 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 work for most New York chiropractic family members. Clearing the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing 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 ways to reduce fall risk. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those might also cause a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It’s essential for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) Dr. Gary Stefanick can help assess health risks like these and others to help our New York chiropractic patients remain upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential to keep you strong. As our New York chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are advised like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Dr. Gary Stefanick and our New York chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new fall prevention idea is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles comprising 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) Dr. Gary Stefanick finds this to be quite helpful when talking with our New York patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your New York chiropractic appointment with Dr. Gary Stefanick today. Dr. Gary Stefanick is here to evaluate your fall risk and establish a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Dr. Gary Stefanick offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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