“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable conversation
starting question a doctor can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Carrolltown
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Carrolltown chiropractic patient population. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Carrolltown
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those numbers
alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues
that will come with this aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows nutrition and understands Carrolltown fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
were for people over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people
are living longer and developing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It’s 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 challenging older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Carrolltown chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies about
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! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to help our
Carrolltown chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic visit now.
An assessment 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 Carrolltown chiropractor and you at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.