Plainville 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 healthcare person can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Plainville chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Plainville chiropractic patient group. Layden Chiropractic considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Plainville patients.


Not surprising to you or Layden Chiropractic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those statistics alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems that will come with an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Layden Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Plainville 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 sorts 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, Layden 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 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 tell who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Plainville 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 dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Layden Chiropractic is well educated in nutrition and ready to help our Plainville chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, Layden Chiropractic 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 Plainville chiropractic visit today. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Plainville chiropractor and you at Layden 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 Plainville chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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