Eugene 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 healthcare person can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Eugene chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Eugene chiropractic patient group. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Eugene patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those numbers alone are astounding. But think about some of the problems that will accompany an aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Eugene 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 developing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Eugene 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is well versed in nutrition and ready to help our Eugene chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit today. 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 talk between your Eugene chiropractor and you at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

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