Oxford 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 healthcare person can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Oxford chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Oxford chiropractic patient group. Satterwhite Chiropractic considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Oxford patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Satterwhite Chiropractic, 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 numbers alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems that will accompany an aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Oxford fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for adults over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people are living longer and developing 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, Satterwhite Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated to figure out 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 identify 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 Oxford chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation 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 lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Satterwhite Chiropractic is well educated in nutrition and ready to help our Oxford 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, Satterwhite Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit now. An evaluation 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 Oxford chiropractor and you at Satterwhite Chiropractic will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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