Manchester 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 opening question a physician can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Manchester chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Manchester chiropractic patient population. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Manchester patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, 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 under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will accompany this 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 way to lowering the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows nutrition and understands Manchester fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for folks over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and experiencing all sorts 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, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Manchester chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

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

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Schedule a Manchester chiropractic visit today. 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 talk between your Manchester chiropractor and you at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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