“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That is the most suitable opening question a physician can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention tips
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Fernandina Beach
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Fernandina Beach chiropractic patient group. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
considers the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Fernandina Beach
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Amelia Chiropractic Clinic,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those statistics
alone are astounding. But think about some of the issues
that will accompany this aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to lowering
the risk of falls is to take care of
malnutrition. (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and understands Fernandina Beach 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 fund the healthcare they need.
Sound familiar? Of course, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and you all know someone in this situation now. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped
to identify 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 job
as they see so many patients. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review 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! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to help our
Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit now.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Fernandina Beach chiropractor and you at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.