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Auburn 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 most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Auburn chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Auburn chiropractic patient population. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Auburn patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are astounding. But what 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 as it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the risk of falls is to address malnutrition. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows nutrition and understands Auburn 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 folks are living longer and having all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 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 tell 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 Auburn 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 reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is well educated in nutrition and ready to assist our Auburn 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, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.

Schedule a Auburn chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The discussion between your Auburn chiropractor and you at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 Auburn chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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