“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a doctor can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Preston
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Preston chiropractic patient population. Chiropractic Associates
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Preston
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Chiropractic Associates,
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 younger than 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 since it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Associates knows nutrition and understands Preston fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE 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 experiencing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Chiropractic Associates and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances today. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated
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 addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out
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 Preston chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies involving
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! Chiropractic Associates is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Preston 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 Associates offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
Schedule a Preston chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Preston chiropractor and you at
Chiropractic Associates will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.