“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a physician can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Pensacola
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Pensacola chiropractic patient population. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Pensacola
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems
that will come with this aging population.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to lowering
the risk of falls is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows nutrition and understands Pensacola fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
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 developing all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances 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 addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor figure out
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Pensacola 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 reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is well educated
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Pensacola chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic visit now.
An evaluation 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 Pensacola chiropractor and you at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.