“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable conversation starting question a healthcare person can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patient population. New Hampshire Spine and Sport considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Southern New Hampshire patients.
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or New Hampshire Spine and Sport, but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 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 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 address malnutrition. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows nutrition and understands Southern New Hampshire 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 folks are living longer and living with 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, New Hampshire Spine and Sport and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped 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 tested to prevent falls? Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is also great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation of published research studies concerning 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! New Hampshire Spine and Sport is well experienced in nutrition and ready to help our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places them at risk of falling. Plus, New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit today. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary. A personalized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor and you at New Hampshire Spine and Sport will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.