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Manahawkin 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 conversation starting question a doctor can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Manahawkin chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Manahawkin chiropractic patient group. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Manahawkin patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Manahawkin 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 stats alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues that will come with this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Manahawkin 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 living with all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the doctors who see 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 addressed 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 Manahawkin chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review 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 reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to help our Manahawkin chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit today. An evaluation 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 talk between your Manahawkin chiropractor and you at Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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