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Carrolltown 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 doctor 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 Carrolltown chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Carrolltown chiropractic patient population. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Carrolltown patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 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 impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows nutrition and understands Carrolltown fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people are living longer and developing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of 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 tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Carrolltown chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies about 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is well experienced in nutrition and ready to help our Carrolltown chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Carrolltown chiropractor and you at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 Carrolltown chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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