“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best opening question a healthcare person can post to a patient to establish 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 are important. Your Easley chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our Easley chiropractic patient group. Young Chiropractic looks at the influencing physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Easley patients.
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Young Chiropractic, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those statistics alone are astounding. But what about some of the issues that will accompany this 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 way to reducing the risk of falls is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Young Chiropractic knows nutrition and understands Easley fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments were for adults over 65 years of age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These folks are living longer and having 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, Young Chiropractic and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It is up to the doctors who see these patients to help them manage 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 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 checked to prevent falls? Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job as they see so many patients. Your Easley 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 reduced the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Young Chiropractic is well versed in nutrition and ready to help our Easley chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Young Chiropractic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Schedule a Easley chiropractic visit now. An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be set up to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The discussion between your Easley chiropractor and you at Young Chiropractic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and build from there.