Buffalo, NY 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 doctor can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues play a role. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patient population. The Novelli Wellness Center looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Buffalo, NY patients.

THE FALL RISK ISSUE

Not surprising to you or The Novelli Wellness Center, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those statistics alone are astounding. 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 lowering the risk of falls is to take care of malnutrition. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center knows nutrition and understands Buffalo, NY fall risk.

WHO CAN DETERMINE 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 people are living longer and developing all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, The Novelli Wellness Center and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is also great at this!

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?

A evaluation of published research studies concerning 16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! The Novelli Wellness Center is well educated in nutrition and prepared to assist our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, The Novelli Wellness Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit now. 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 discussion between your Buffalo, NY chiropractor and you at The Novelli Wellness Center 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients who are at risk of falling. 
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