Severna Park 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 conversation starting question a healthcare person 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 play a role. Your Severna Park chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Severna Park chiropractic patient group. Back And Neck Care Center looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Severna Park patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Back And Neck Care Center, 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 statistics alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems that will come with an aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) Back And Neck Care Center knows nutrition and understands Severna Park 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 people are living longer and experiencing all types 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, Back And Neck Care Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It’s 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 challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out 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 Severna Park chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation 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! Back And Neck Care Center is well educated in nutrition and prepared to help our Severna Park chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Back And Neck Care Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Severna Park chiropractor and you at Back And Neck Care Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

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