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

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the best conversation starting question a doctor can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Minster chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Minster chiropractic patient group. Minster Chiropractic Center looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Minster patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Minster Chiropractic Center, but the aging population is rising. 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 astounding. But what about some of the issues that will accompany this aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Minster 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 people are living longer and living with all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Minster Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage 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 tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Minster chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies about 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Minster Chiropractic Center is well educated in nutrition and ready to help our Minster 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, Minster Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center

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

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