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New Roads 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 most suitable conversation starting question a healthcare person can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your New Roads chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our New Roads chiropractic patient group. New Roads Chiropractic Center looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our New Roads patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or New Roads Chiropractic Center, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those statistics alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems that will come with this aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands New Roads 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 experiencing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, New Roads Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances 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 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 tell 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 New Roads 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 revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! New Roads Chiropractic Center is well educated in nutrition and ready to help our New Roads chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, New Roads Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

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Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your New Roads chiropractor and you at New Roads 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 recommended to New Roads chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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