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