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Chicago 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 that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Chicago chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Chicago chiropractic patient population. Chiropractic Care looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Chicago patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Chiropractic Care, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are astounding. But think about some of the problems that will come with an aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Care knows nutrition and understands Chicago 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 adults 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 fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Chiropractic Care and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated to identify what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Chicago 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Chiropractic Care is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to assist our Chicago chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Chiropractic Care offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Schedule a Chicago chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Chicago chiropractor and you at Chiropractic Care 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 Chicago chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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