“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 discussed and prevention hints
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Montreal
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Montreal chiropractic patient group. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Montreal
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic,
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 astounding. But what about some of the issues
that will come with an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Montreal 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 living with all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who see 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 tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Montreal 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 dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is well versed
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Montreal chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Montreal chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Montreal chiropractor and you at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.