“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable conversation
starting question a physician can ask a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Baton Rouge
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Baton Rouge chiropractic patient population. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Baton Rouge
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Spine & Sports Rehab Center,
but the aging population is rising. 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 problems
that will come with an 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 take care of
malnutrition. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows nutrition and understands Baton Rouge 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 folks
are living longer and experiencing 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, Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 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 tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell
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 Baton Rouge chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies involving
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Spine & Sports Rehab Center is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
Baton Rouge 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, Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
talk between your Baton Rouge chiropractor and you at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.