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

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That is the best opening question a healthcare person can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Lynchburg chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Lynchburg chiropractic patient group. Palmer Chiropractic Center looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Lynchburg patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Palmer Chiropractic Center, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will accompany 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 approach to dropping the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Lynchburg 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 folks are living longer and having 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, Palmer Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 addressed 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 Lynchburg 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Palmer Chiropractic Center is well versed in nutrition and prepared to help our Lynchburg chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Palmer Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic visit now. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Lynchburg chiropractor and you at Palmer Chiropractic Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

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