Severna Park Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Back And Neck Care Center thoroughly checks our older Severna Park chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Back And Neck Care Center cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers attempted to describe the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people who live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. Back And Neck Care Center does it to safeguard our Severna Park chiropractic patients!

Severna Park 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’s truly a ripple effect! A new study revealed that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several prominent fall risk assessment tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical performance. (3) Back And Neck Care Center knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Back And Neck Care Center strives to keep our Severna Park chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Back And Neck Care Center checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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