“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best conversation
starting question a doctor can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Watertown
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Watertown chiropractic patient population. Watertown Wellness Center
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Watertown
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Watertown Wellness Center,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those statistics
alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues
that will accompany an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the fall risk is to address
malnutrition. (2) Watertown Wellness Center knows nutrition and understands Watertown fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for folks over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks
are living longer and having all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Watertown Wellness Center and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances today. It’s 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 facing older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
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 Watertown chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies involving
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! Watertown Wellness Center is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to help our
Watertown chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Watertown Wellness Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center
Schedule a Watertown chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Watertown chiropractor and you at
Watertown Wellness Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.