“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best opening question a physician can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Plymouth
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Plymouth chiropractic patient population. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Plymouth
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology,
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 younger than 18! Those numbers
alone are astounding. 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 contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the risk of falls is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology knows nutrition and understands Plymouth fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
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 living with 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, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell
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 Plymouth 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 discovered
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Plymouth chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Plymouth chiropractor and you at
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.