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Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Spinal Care Clinic carefully checks our older Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Spinal Care Clinic cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers attempted to describe the relationship 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 maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to do. Spinal Care Clinic does it to protect our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients!

Burlington and Hamilton 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 has a role, 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 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 with a history of falling puts them at 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. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Spinal Care Clinic knows nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients improve theirs!

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Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Spinal Care Clinic intends to keep our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

 
Spinal Care Clinic assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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