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Colorado Springs 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 best opening question a doctor can post to a patient to ascertain 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 play a role. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Colorado Springs chiropractic patient population. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Colorado Springs patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, 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 numbers alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows nutrition and understands Colorado Springs 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 living with all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the doctors who see 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 challenging 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 Colorado Springs 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 lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to help our Colorado Springs 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, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit today. 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor and you at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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