“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a physician can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Paramus
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Paramus chiropractic patient population. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Paramus
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those numbers
alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues
that will come with this aging group of people.
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 dropping
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows nutrition and understands Paramus 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 adults
are living longer and having all sorts
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, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 challenging older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
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 Paramus chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies involving
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! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is well experienced
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Paramus chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Paramus chiropractor and you at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.