Groton 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 ask 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 are important. Your Groton chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Groton chiropractic patient population. Hutter Chiropractic Office considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Groton patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Hutter Chiropractic Office, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those stats alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems that will accompany this aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Hutter Chiropractic Office knows nutrition and understands Groton 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 adults are living longer and experiencing all types 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, Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 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 tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Groton 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Hutter Chiropractic Office is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Groton 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, Hutter Chiropractic Office offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office

Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Groton chiropractor and you at Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Groton chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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