“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a healthcare person 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 are important. Your St. Francisville
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
St. Francisville chiropractic patient population. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our St. Francisville
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those statistics
alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues
that will come with an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows nutrition and understands St. Francisville 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 living with all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and you all know someone in this situation now. 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 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 St. Francisville chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies about
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
St. Francisville chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your St. Francisville chiropractor and you at
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.