“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a doctor can post
to 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 Colorado Springs
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Colorado Springs chiropractic patient population. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Colorado Springs
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those numbers
alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues
that will accompany this aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows nutrition and understands Colorado Springs 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 people
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 pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to help
them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped
to figure out 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 tell
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 Colorado Springs chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation 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 lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Colorado Springs 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, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Colorado Springs chiropractor and you at
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.