“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable conversation
starting question a healthcare person can ask a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your New Roads
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
New Roads chiropractic patient group. New Roads Chiropractic Center
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our New Roads
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or New Roads Chiropractic 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 under 18! Those statistics
alone are amazing. But what about some of the problems
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 approach to lowering
the risk of falls is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands New Roads 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 adults
are living longer and experiencing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, New Roads Chiropractic 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 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 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 typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your New Roads 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 revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! New Roads Chiropractic Center is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
New Roads chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, New Roads Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your New Roads chiropractor and you at
New Roads Chiropractic Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.