“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the best conversation
starting 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 communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Baton Rouge
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Baton Rouge chiropractic patient group. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Baton Rouge
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But what about some of the problems
that will come with an aging population.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it contributes to frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the fall risk is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows nutrition and understands Baton Rouge 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 people
are living longer and living with all types
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, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell
who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often 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 evaluation of published research studies concerning
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! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit today.
An evaluation of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Baton Rouge chiropractor and you at
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.