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!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
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!
Tonawanda FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
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.
NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS
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!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
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
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