Fernandina Beach 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 opening question a physician can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patient group. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Fernandina Beach patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those statistics alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Fernandina Beach 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 folks are living longer and experiencing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this situation now. 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 challenging 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 often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Fernandina Beach 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to help our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

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Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Fernandina Beach chiropractor and you at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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