“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 discussed and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Plainville
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Plainville chiropractic patient group. Layden Chiropractic
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Plainville
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Layden Chiropractic,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those statistics
alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems
that will come with an aging group of people.
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 risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Layden Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Plainville fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
were for adults over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks
are living longer and having all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Layden Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who take care of 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 facing 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 often first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Plainville 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 dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Layden Chiropractic is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
Plainville 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, Layden Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Schedule a Plainville chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Plainville chiropractor and you at
Layden Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.