“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a physician can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Manchester
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Manchester chiropractic patient population. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Manchester
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues
that will accompany this aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to lowering
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows nutrition and understands Manchester fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
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 experiencing all sorts
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, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances 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 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 often first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Manchester 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! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is well versed
in nutrition and ready to help our
Manchester chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule a Manchester chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Manchester chiropractor and you at
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.