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Richmond 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 conversation starting question a doctor can post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Richmond chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Richmond chiropractic patient group. Johnson Chiropractic considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Richmond patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Johnson Chiropractic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Johnson Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Richmond 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 adults are living longer and living with all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Johnson Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s 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 addressed 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 Richmond chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation of published research studies concerning 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! Johnson Chiropractic is well versed in nutrition and prepared to assist our Richmond chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Johnson Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Richmond chiropractor and you at Johnson Chiropractic 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 Richmond chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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