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Vancouver 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 ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Vancouver chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Vancouver chiropractic patient population. Vancouver Disc Centers considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Vancouver patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Vancouver Disc Centers, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues 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 influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers knows nutrition and understands Vancouver fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments 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 experiencing all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Vancouver Disc Centers and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s 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 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 Vancouver chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation 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! Vancouver Disc Centers is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Vancouver chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Vancouver Disc Centers offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Vancouver chiropractor and you at Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Vancouver chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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