“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best opening question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Lynchburg
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Lynchburg chiropractic patient group. Palmer Chiropractic Center
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Lynchburg
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Palmer 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 under 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues
that will accompany an aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the fall risk is to deal with
malnutrition. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and understands Lynchburg 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 sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Palmer Chiropractic Center and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing 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 facing older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
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 Lynchburg 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! Palmer Chiropractic Center is well versed
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Lynchburg chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Palmer Chiropractic Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic visit now.
An evaluation 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
discussion between your Lynchburg chiropractor and you at
Palmer Chiropractic Center will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.