“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable conversation
starting question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Sandy Springs
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Sandy Springs chiropractic patient population. Cross Chiropractic Center
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Sandy Springs
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Cross Chiropractic Center,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those numbers
alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues
that will come with this aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the risk of falls is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Sandy Springs 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 folks
are living longer and developing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Cross Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation 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 addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor identify
who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Sandy Springs 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! Cross Chiropractic Center is well versed
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Sandy Springs chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Cross Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Sandy Springs chiropractor and you at
Cross Chiropractic Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.