Ottawa 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 conversation starting question a physician can post to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Ottawa chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Ottawa chiropractic patient group. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Ottawa patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues that will come with an aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing the fall risk is to address malnutrition. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows nutrition and understands Ottawa fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?

In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits were for adults over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults are living longer and experiencing 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, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 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 job as they see so many patients. Your Ottawa 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 discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is well educated in nutrition and ready to assist our Ottawa chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic visit today. 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 Ottawa chiropractor and you at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 Ottawa chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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