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San Jose 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 conversation starting question a healthcare person can post to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your San Jose chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our San Jose chiropractic patient group. Chiropractic Solutions looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our San Jose patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Chiropractic Solutions, 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 numbers alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems 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 influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Solutions knows nutrition and understands San Jose 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 having all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Chiropractic Solutions and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated to identify 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 figure out who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your San Jose chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review 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! Chiropractic Solutions is well educated in nutrition and ready to help our San Jose chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Chiropractic Solutions offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions

Schedule a San Jose chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your San Jose chiropractor and you at Chiropractic Solutions will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be recommended to San Jose chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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