Preston Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That is the most suitable opening question a doctor can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Preston chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Preston chiropractic patient population. Chiropractic Associates looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Preston patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Chiropractic Associates, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems that will accompany an aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Associates knows nutrition and understands Preston fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for adults over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and experiencing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Chiropractic Associates and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Preston chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies involving 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Chiropractic Associates is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Preston chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Chiropractic Associates offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Chiropractic Associates

Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit now. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Preston chiropractor and you at Chiropractic Associates will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be recommended to Preston chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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