“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best opening question a doctor can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention hints
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Fort Wayne
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Fort Wayne chiropractic patient population. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
considers the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Fort Wayne
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Aaron Chiropractic Clinic,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks under 18! Those numbers
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 since it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to lowering
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Fort Wayne fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for adults over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people
are living longer and developing all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Aaron 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 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 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 Fort Wayne 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 dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is well versed
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Fort Wayne 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, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Fort Wayne chiropractor and you at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.