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Fort Wayne Chiropractic Patients At Risk of Falling May Find Help from Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation

October 16, 2018

“Have you fallen in the last year?”

That’s the most suitable conversation starting question a doctor can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Fort Wayne chiropractic patient group. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Fort Wayne patients.


Not surprising to you or Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, 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 numbers alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will come with this aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows nutrition and understands Fort Wayne 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 adults are living longer and living with all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to assist them in managing 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 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 job as they see so many patients. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is also great at this!


A review of published research studies concerning 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! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well versed in nutrition and prepared to help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

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Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Fort Wayne chiropractor and you at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling.