Minster 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. Minster Chiropractic Center thoroughly assesses our older Minster chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Minster Chiropractic Center cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to define the relationship 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 maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively simple to do. Minster Chiropractic Center does it to safeguard our Minster chiropractic patients!

Minster FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

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

Low nutritional status in older adults especially those who have 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 currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall improved their physical performance. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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

 
Minster Chiropractic Center checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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