“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a physician can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your McHenry
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
McHenry chiropractic patient population. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our McHenry
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or OrthoIllinois Chiropractic,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues
that will accompany an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands McHenry 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 folks
are living longer and having all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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 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 figure out
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your McHenry chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review 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! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is well educated
in nutrition and prepared to help our
McHenry chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic visit now.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your McHenry chiropractor and you at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.