West Palm Beach 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 conversation starting question a healthcare person can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our West Palm Beach chiropractic patient population. Moses Chiropractic looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our West Palm Beach patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Moses Chiropractic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. 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 since it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Moses Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands West Palm Beach 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 manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Moses Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation 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 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 checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your West Palm Beach 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 revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Moses Chiropractic is well educated in nutrition and prepared to help our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Moses Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your West Palm Beach chiropractor and you at Moses Chiropractic 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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