“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable conversation
starting question a doctor can ask a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Groton
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Groton chiropractic patient population. Hutter Chiropractic Office
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Groton
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Hutter Chiropractic Office,
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 under 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But what 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 impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Hutter Chiropractic Office knows nutrition and understands Groton 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 adults
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 require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Hutter Chiropractic Office and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to help
them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated
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 distinguish
who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Groton 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 discovered
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Hutter Chiropractic Office is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Groton 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, Hutter Chiropractic Office offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Groton chiropractor and you at
Hutter Chiropractic Office will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.