Plymouth 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 physician can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Plymouth chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Plymouth chiropractic patient population. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Plymouth patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those numbers alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems that will come with an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology knows nutrition and understands Plymouth fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for adults over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and living with all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated 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 tell who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Plymouth chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review of published research studies involving 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to help our Plymouth chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology

Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Plymouth chiropractor and you at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 Plymouth chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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