“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Ashburn
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Ashburn chiropractic patient population. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Ashburn
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those numbers
alone are amazing. But think about some of the problems
that will accompany an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to dropping
the risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows nutrition and understands Ashburn fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
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 sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It is 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 challenging older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order 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 Ashburn 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 revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well versed
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Ashburn chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Ashburn chiropractor and you at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.