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Nashua 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 best opening question a healthcare person 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 are important. Your Nashua chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Nashua chiropractic patient group. Moriarty Chiropractic considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Nashua patients.


Not surprising to you or Moriarty Chiropractic, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those numbers alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues that will accompany this aging population. One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it contributes to frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Nashua 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 adults are living longer and having 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, Moriarty Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation 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 challenging 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 Nashua 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 dropped the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Moriarty Chiropractic is well educated in nutrition and prepared to assist our Nashua chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Moriarty 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 Nashua chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. A personalized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Nashua chiropractor and you at Moriarty Chiropractic will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.

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