“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable conversation
starting question a healthcare person can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Severna Park
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Severna Park chiropractic patient group. Back And Neck Care Center
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Severna Park
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Back And Neck Care Center,
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 statistics
alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems
that will come with an aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the fall risk is to address
malnutrition. (2) Back And Neck Care Center knows nutrition and understands Severna Park fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
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 experiencing 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, Back And Neck Care Center and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances today. It’s 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 challenging older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out
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 Severna Park chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation of published research studies involving
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! Back And Neck Care Center is well educated
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Severna Park chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Back And Neck Care Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Severna Park chiropractor and you at
Back And Neck Care Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.