Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the US. In order to prevent slips, trips and falls, assess the following: Body awareness, home safety and environmental updates. You need to assess your environment at work, home and outdoors.

How to prevent falls

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The risk of serious injuries are reduced by enhancing your overall musculoskeletal health. Which in turn can promote balance, along with improving joint mobility and stability. Stability is important because approximately 1 out of every 5 falls causes a serious injury. Severe injury includes severe harm to the head or a broken bone. In the other 4 out of 5 falls, a chiropractic assessment right after the fall allows for your involved joints to be examined and treated; which will help maximize your healing process. According to the National Safety Council, individuals who receive chiropractic care after a fall are 28 times less likely to develop chronic pain than those who solely rely on traditional medical treatment.

To help you prevent from falling, Dr. Bendavid is available to evaluate your individual risks for falling. The evaluation will target and asses your posture and mobility. Along with evaluation you’ll receive adjustments to maximize joint stability and exercises to facilitate preventing slips, trips and falls.