“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best conversation
starting question a physician can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient population. Spinal Care Clinic
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Burlington and Hamilton
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Spinal Care Clinic,
but the aging population is rising. 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 group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Spinal Care Clinic knows nutrition and understands Burlington and Hamilton 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 experiencing all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Spinal Care Clinic and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances 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 equipped
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 tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Burlington and Hamilton 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 revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Spinal Care Clinic is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Spinal Care Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor and you at
Spinal Care Clinic will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.