“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best conversation
starting question a physician can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention tips
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Sunnyvale
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Sunnyvale chiropractic patient population. Shu Chiropractic
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Sunnyvale
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Shu Chiropractic,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those statistics
alone are astounding. But what about some of the issues
that will come with an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Shu Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Sunnyvale fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
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 living with all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Shu Chiropractic and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped
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 identify
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Sunnyvale 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 revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Shu Chiropractic is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to help our
Sunnyvale chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Shu Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Shu Chiropractic
Schedule a Sunnyvale chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Sunnyvale chiropractor and you at
Shu Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.