“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Tonawanda
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Tonawanda chiropractic patient population. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Tonawanda
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems
that will accompany an 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 reducing
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows nutrition and understands Tonawanda fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
were for folks 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, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It is 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 tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Tonawanda chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation 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! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is well versed
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Tonawanda 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, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Schedule a Tonawanda 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 Tonawanda chiropractor and you at
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.