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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

October 16, 2018

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the most suitable conversation starting question a physician can post to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Baton Rouge chiropractic patient population. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Baton Rouge patients.


Not surprising to you or Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will come with an 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 lowering the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows nutrition and understands Baton Rouge fall risk.


In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits 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 developing 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, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers and you all know someone in this situation now. 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 figure out what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is also great at this!


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 dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is well versed in nutrition and ready to assist our Baton Rouge 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, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

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Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Baton Rouge chiropractor and you at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling.