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Watertown 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 doctor can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Watertown chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Watertown chiropractic patient population. Watertown Wellness Center looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Watertown patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not a surprise to you or Watertown Wellness Center, 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 statistics alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will accompany an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) Watertown Wellness Center knows nutrition and understands Watertown 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 having all sorts 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, Watertown Wellness Center and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s 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 facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Watertown 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 revealed that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Watertown Wellness Center is well experienced in nutrition and ready to help our Watertown chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Watertown Wellness Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Watertown chiropractor and you at Watertown Wellness 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 Watertown chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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