“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Oxford
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Oxford chiropractic patient group. Satterwhite Chiropractic
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Oxford
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Satterwhite Chiropractic,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those numbers
alone are astounding. But what 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 impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Oxford 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 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, Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 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 identify
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Oxford chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation of published research studies involving
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Satterwhite Chiropractic is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
Oxford chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Satterwhite Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit now.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Oxford chiropractor and you at
Satterwhite Chiropractic will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.