“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a doctor can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Murfreesboro
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Murfreesboro chiropractic patient group. Most Chiropractic Clinic
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Murfreesboro
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Most Chiropractic Clinic,
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 statistics
alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues
that will come with this 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 reducing
the risk of falls is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Murfreesboro 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 adults
are living longer and living with 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, Most Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s 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 tell
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 Murfreesboro 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 lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Most Chiropractic Clinic is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Murfreesboro chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Most Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Murfreesboro chiropractor and you at
Most Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.