“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best conversation
starting question a doctor can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Manahawkin
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Manahawkin chiropractic patient group. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Manahawkin
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Manahawkin Chiropractic Center,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues
that will come with this aging population.
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 reducing
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Manahawkin fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for people over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks
are living longer and living with all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to help
them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated
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 addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell
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 Manahawkin chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies concerning
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Manahawkin chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation 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
talk between your Manahawkin chiropractor and you at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.