Fort Wayne 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 doctor can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Fort Wayne chiropractic patient population. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Fort Wayne patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those numbers 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 since it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to lowering the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Fort Wayne 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 people are living longer and developing all sorts 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, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of 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 tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation 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 dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is well versed in nutrition and ready to assist our Fort Wayne 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, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Fort Wayne chiropractor and you at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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