Williamson Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Apple Country Chiropractic thoroughly assesses our older Williamson chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Apple Country Chiropractic is concerned about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers attempted to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Apple Country Chiropractic does it to safeguard our Williamson chiropractic patients!

Williamson FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple effect! A recent study documented that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few leading 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

Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical performance. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Apple Country Chiropractic strives to keep our Williamson chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

 
Apple Country Chiropractic checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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