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Tonawanda Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation thoroughly assesses our older Tonawanda chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers tried to describe the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people who reside in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation does it to protect our Tonawanda chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A recent study documented that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few prominent fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Low nutritional status in older adults notably in those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation understands nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation intends to keep our Tonawanda chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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