“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best conversation
starting question a doctor can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Minster
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Minster chiropractic patient group. Minster Chiropractic Center
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Minster
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Minster Chiropractic Center,
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 younger than 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But what about some of the issues
that will accompany this aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Minster 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 people
are living longer and living with all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Minster Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the
doctors who take care of these patients to help
them manage 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 tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Minster 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 reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Minster Chiropractic Center is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
Minster 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, Minster Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Minster chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Minster chiropractor and you at
Minster Chiropractic Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.