“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Auburn
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Auburn chiropractic patient population. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Auburn
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.,
but the aging population is increasing. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But what about some of the issues
that will accompany an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing
the risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows nutrition and understands Auburn fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
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 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, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and you all know someone in this situation today. It is up to the
doctors who see these patients to help
them manage 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 tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Auburn 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 reduced
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is well educated
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Auburn 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, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule a Auburn chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as needed.
A personalized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Auburn chiropractor and you at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.