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Burlington and Hamilton 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 conversation starting question a physician can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient population. Spinal Care Clinic considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Burlington and Hamilton patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Spinal Care Clinic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those numbers alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will come with this aging group of people. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Spinal Care Clinic knows nutrition and understands Burlington and Hamilton fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments 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 sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Spinal Care Clinic and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It is up to the doctors who take care of these patients to assist them in managing 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 tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Burlington and Hamilton 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 lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Spinal Care Clinic is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Spinal Care Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor and you at Spinal Care 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 suggested to Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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