“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the best opening question a physician 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 Fort Wayne
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Fort Wayne chiropractic patient group. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Fort Wayne
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center,
but the aging population is rising. 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 come with an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing
the risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center knows nutrition and understands Fort Wayne fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
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 living with 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, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped
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 tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies about
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! Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is well educated
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Fort Wayne chiropractor and you at
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.