Sunnyvale 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 best conversation starting question a physician 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 Sunnyvale chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Sunnyvale chiropractic patient population. Shu Chiropractic looks at the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Sunnyvale patients.


Not a surprise to you or Shu Chiropractic, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks under 18! Those statistics alone are astounding. But what about some of the issues that will come with an aging group of people. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is since it influences frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Shu Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Sunnyvale fall risk.


In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for people over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people are living longer and living with all types of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need. Sound familiar? Of course, Shu Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 challenging older adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to prevent falls, but how can a doctor identify 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 Sunnyvale chiropractor is also great at this!


A evaluation 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! Shu Chiropractic is well experienced in nutrition and ready to help our Sunnyvale chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Shu 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 Sunnyvale 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 talk between your Sunnyvale chiropractor and you at Shu Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.

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