“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best conversation
starting question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your San Jose
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
San Jose chiropractic patient group. Chiropractic Solutions
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our San Jose
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Chiropractic Solutions,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those numbers
alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems
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 approach to dropping
the risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Chiropractic Solutions knows nutrition and understands San Jose fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
were for adults over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people
are living longer and having all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Chiropractic Solutions and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It is up to the
doctors who see 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 challenging older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out
who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your San Jose 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 dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Chiropractic Solutions is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
San Jose chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Chiropractic Solutions offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Schedule a San Jose 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 San Jose chiropractor and you at
Chiropractic Solutions will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.