Pensacola Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center thoroughly assesses our older Pensacola chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 reside in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center does it to protect our Pensacola chiropractic patients!

Pensacola FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is important, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several 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 with a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of poorer 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 enhanced their physical performance. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center understands nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center strives to keep our Pensacola chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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