“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a doctor can ask a patient to establish 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 play a role. Your Buffalo, NY
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Buffalo, NY chiropractic patient population. Disc Centers Of America
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Buffalo, NY
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Disc Centers Of America,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those statistics
alone are astounding. But think about some of the problems
that will come with this aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds 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) Disc Centers Of America knows nutrition and understands Buffalo, NY fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for folks over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people
are living longer and developing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Disc Centers Of America and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It’s up to the
doctors who take care of these patients to help
them manage 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 facing 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 Buffalo, NY 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! Disc Centers Of America is well educated
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Disc Centers Of America offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Schedule a Buffalo, NY 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
discussion between your Buffalo, NY chiropractor and you at
Disc Centers Of America will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.