Plainville 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 sparks muscle and weight loss. Layden Chiropractic thoroughly assesses our older Plainville chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Layden Chiropractic cares 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 adults who reside in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Layden Chiropractic does it to safeguard our Plainville chiropractic patients!

Plainville 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 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 documented that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to a few leading 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

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 fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Layden Chiropractic understands nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

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

 
Layden Chiropractic assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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