“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable conversation
starting question a doctor can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Pflugerville
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Pflugerville chiropractic patient group. Pflugerville Wellness Center
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Pflugerville
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Pflugerville Wellness Center,
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 accompany this aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center knows nutrition and understands Pflugerville fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for people over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks
are living longer and experiencing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Pflugerville Wellness Center and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances today. It’s up to the
doctors who take care of these patients to help
them manage 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 distinguish
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies concerning
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Pflugerville Wellness Center is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Pflugerville chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Pflugerville Wellness Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Pflugerville chiropractor and you at
Pflugerville Wellness Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.