Pensacola Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the best opening question a physician can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Pensacola chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Pensacola chiropractic patient population. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Pensacola patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will come with this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to lowering the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows nutrition and understands Pensacola 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 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 pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It is 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 facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Pensacola 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! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is well educated in nutrition and prepared to assist our Pensacola chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule a Pensacola 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 reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Pensacola chiropractor and you at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 Pensacola chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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