Paramus 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 determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Paramus chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Paramus chiropractic patient population. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Paramus patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 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 issues that will come with this aging group of people. 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 dropping the fall risk is to take care of malnutrition. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows nutrition and understands Paramus fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and having all sorts 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, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances 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 challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed 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 Paramus 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 lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Paramus chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Paramus chiropractor and you at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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 recommended to Paramus chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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