“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best conversation
starting question a doctor can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, 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 Malverne
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Malverne chiropractic patient population. Malverne Health & Wellness
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Malverne
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Malverne Health & Wellness,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks younger than 18! Those statistics
alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems
that will come with this aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness knows nutrition and understands Malverne fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for adults over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks
are living longer and developing all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Malverne Health & Wellness and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It’s 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 identify
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 Malverne 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 reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Malverne Health & Wellness is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Malverne 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, Malverne Health & Wellness offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Malverne chiropractor and you at
Malverne Health & Wellness will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.