Sandy Springs 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 post to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Sandy Springs chiropractic patient population. Cross Chiropractic Center considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Sandy Springs patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Cross 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 younger than 18! Those numbers alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will come with this aging population. 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 deal with malnutrition. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Sandy Springs fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and developing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Cross Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation now. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped 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 identify who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Sandy Springs 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! Cross Chiropractic Center is well versed in nutrition and prepared to assist our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Cross Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit now. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Sandy Springs chiropractor and you at Cross Chiropractic 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 suggested to Sandy Springs chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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