“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable opening question a doctor can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Williamson
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Williamson chiropractic patient population. Apple Country Chiropractic
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Williamson
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Apple Country Chiropractic,
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 numbers
alone are amazing. 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 as it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Williamson 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 folks
are living longer and developing all types
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, Apple Country Chiropractic and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to help
them manage 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 tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor identify
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Williamson chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation of published research studies concerning
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! Apple Country Chiropractic is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
Williamson chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Apple Country Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit now.
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
discussion between your Williamson chiropractor and you at
Apple Country Chiropractic will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.