“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable conversation
starting question a physician can post
to a patient to establish 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 are important. Your Millville
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Millville chiropractic patient group. Wilson Family Chiropractic
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Millville
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Wilson Family Chiropractic,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 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 population.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the fall risk is to address
malnutrition. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Millville 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 adults
are living longer and experiencing all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Wilson Family Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped
to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of
experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues challenging older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
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 Millville 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 revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Wilson Family Chiropractic is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Millville 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, Wilson Family Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule a Millville chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Millville chiropractor and you at
Wilson Family Chiropractic will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.