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 most suitable opening question a doctor can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Vancouver chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Vancouver chiropractic patient population. Vancouver Spine Care Centre considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Vancouver patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Vancouver Spine Care Centre, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those statistics alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues that will come with 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 take care of malnutrition. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows nutrition and understands Vancouver 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 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 pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Vancouver Spine Care Centre and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped 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 distinguish 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 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! Vancouver Spine Care Centre is well educated 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 Spine Care Centre offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit today. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Vancouver chiropractor and you at Vancouver Spine Care Centre will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be recommended to Vancouver chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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