“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best conversation
starting question a healthcare person can ask 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 Eugene
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Eugene chiropractic patient group. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Eugene
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those numbers
alone are astounding. But think about some of the problems
that will accompany an aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing
the risk of falls is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Eugene 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 folks
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 require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this situation now. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated
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 distinguish
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 Eugene 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 dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is well versed
in nutrition and ready to help our
Eugene chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Eugene chiropractor and you at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.