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 is the best conversation starting question a doctor can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, 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 aware of fall risk in our Baton Rouge chiropractic patient group. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation considers the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Baton Rouge patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation, 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 younger than 18! Those stats alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems that will come with an aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows nutrition and understands Baton Rouge 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 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, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 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 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!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation of published research studies concerning 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to assist our Baton Rouge 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, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Baton Rouge chiropractor and you at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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. 
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