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McHenry 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 most suitable opening question a physician can ask a patient to establish 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 play a role. Your McHenry chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our McHenry chiropractic patient population. Spengel Chiropractic looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our McHenry patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Spengel Chiropractic, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will accompany an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds 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) Spengel Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands McHenry 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 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, Spengel Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It is 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 facing 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 checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your McHenry chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A review 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 reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Spengel Chiropractic is well educated in nutrition and prepared to help our McHenry chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Spengel Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic visit now. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your McHenry chiropractor and you at Spengel Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

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