“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best conversation
starting question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your West Palm Beach
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
West Palm Beach chiropractic patient population. Moses Chiropractic
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our West Palm Beach
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Moses Chiropractic,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats
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 since it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Moses Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands West Palm Beach 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 manage them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Moses Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It is 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 checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your West Palm Beach 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! Moses Chiropractic is well educated
in nutrition and prepared to help our
West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Moses Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your West Palm Beach chiropractor and you at
Moses Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.