“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best 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 suggestions can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as nutritional issues are important. Your Augusta chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our Augusta chiropractic patient population. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic considers the influential physical and nutritional aspects of falls to help our Augusta patients.
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than 65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more numerous than folks younger than 18! Those numbers alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues that will come with this aging population. One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional status is as it impacts frailty and sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to lowering the fall risk is to deal with malnutrition. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Augusta 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 manage them in the healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require. Sound familiar? Of course, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this set of circumstances now. It’s up to the doctors who take care of these patients to help them manage 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 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 often first line doctors for this task as they see so many patients. Your Augusta chiropractor is also great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation 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 lowered the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is well experienced in nutrition and prepared to help our Augusta chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts them at risk of falling. Plus, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic visit today. An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed. An individualized nutritional plan can be made to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The talk between your Augusta chiropractor and you at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the simple question: “Have you fallen in the past year?” and go from there.