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Millville 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 physician can post to a patient to establish 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 Millville chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Millville chiropractic patient group. Wilson Family Chiropractic looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Millville patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Wilson Family Chiropractic, 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 stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Millville fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for folks over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and experiencing 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, Wilson Family Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. 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 challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Millville 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 revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Wilson Family Chiropractic is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Millville chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Wilson Family Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic

Schedule a Millville chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Millville chiropractor and you at Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 Millville chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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