“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 that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Chicago
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Chicago chiropractic patient population. Chiropractic Care
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Chicago
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Chiropractic Care,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But think about some of the problems
that will come with an 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 risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Care knows nutrition and understands Chicago 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 living with all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Chiropractic Care and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances 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 job
as they see so many patients. Your Chicago chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies involving
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! Chiropractic Care is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Chicago chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Chiropractic Care offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Schedule a Chicago chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Chicago chiropractor and you at
Chiropractic Care will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.