Sandy Springs Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Cross Chiropractic Center carefully checks our older Sandy Springs chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Cross Chiropractic Center is concerned 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 reside in community settings. They found 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. Cross Chiropractic Center does it to protect our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients!

Sandy Springs 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 is influential, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple effect! A recent study documented that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several 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

Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those with a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of inferior 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. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall increased their physical performance. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center understands nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Cross Chiropractic Center strives to keep our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

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