“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a physician can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, 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 Tarrytown
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Tarrytown chiropractic patient group. Tarrytown Chiropractic
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Tarrytown
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Tarrytown Chiropractic,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those numbers
alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems
that will accompany this aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing
the fall risk is to address
malnutrition. (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Tarrytown fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
were for folks over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks
are living longer and developing all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Tarrytown Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who take care of these patients to assist them in managing 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 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 job
as they see so many patients. Your Tarrytown 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 reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Tarrytown Chiropractic is well versed
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Tarrytown chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Tarrytown Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Tarrytown chiropractor and you at
Tarrytown Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.