Williamson 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 most suitable opening question a doctor can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Williamson chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Williamson chiropractic patient population. Apple Country Chiropractic looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Williamson patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Apple Country Chiropractic, 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 numbers alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will come with an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Williamson fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for adults over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and developing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Apple Country Chiropractic and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped to identify 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 identify who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Williamson chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation of published research studies concerning 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Apple Country Chiropractic is well educated in nutrition and ready to help our Williamson chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Apple Country Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit now. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Williamson chiropractor and you at Apple Country Chiropractic 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 Williamson chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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