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Tarrytown 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 talked about and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Tarrytown chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Tarrytown chiropractic patient group. Tarrytown Chiropractic looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Tarrytown patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Tarrytown Chiropractic, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those numbers alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Tarrytown 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 developing 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, Tarrytown Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation 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 educated 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 figure out 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 Tarrytown chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review 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 reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Tarrytown Chiropractic is well versed in nutrition and prepared to assist our Tarrytown 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, Tarrytown Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic

Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Tarrytown chiropractor and you at Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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