“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a physician can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Vancouver
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Vancouver chiropractic patient population. Vancouver Disc Centers
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Vancouver
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Vancouver Disc Centers,
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 younger than 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues
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 influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers knows nutrition and understands Vancouver 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 experiencing 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, Vancouver Disc Centers and you all know someone in this situation today. 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 facing 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 Vancouver chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation of published research studies involving
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! Vancouver Disc Centers is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Vancouver chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Vancouver Disc Centers offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit now.
An assessment 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
discussion between your Vancouver chiropractor and you at
Vancouver Disc Centers will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.