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Sitka 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 post to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Sitka chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Sitka chiropractic patient population. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Sitka patients.


Not a surprise to you or Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka, 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 younger than 18! Those numbers alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems that will come with this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows nutrition and understands Sitka 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 having all sorts of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka and you all know someone in this set of circumstances today. It’s up to the doctors who take care of 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 figure out who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Sitka chiropractor is also great at this!


A review of published research studies about 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! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is well experienced in nutrition and ready to assist our Sitka chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

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Schedule a Sitka chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The talk between your Sitka chiropractor and you at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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