Baton Rouge 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 physician can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints can be communicated. 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Baton Rouge patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Spine & Sports Rehab Center, 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 stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will accompany an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows nutrition and understands Baton Rouge fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits 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 experiencing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Spine & Sports Rehab Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage 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 tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Baton Rouge 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! Spine & Sports Rehab Center is well educated in nutrition and ready to help 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, Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Baton Rouge chiropractor and you at Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 Baton Rouge  chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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