Vancouver Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Vancouver Spine Care Centre thoroughly checks our older Vancouver chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 people 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 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to do. Vancouver Spine Care Centre does it to safeguard our Vancouver chiropractic patients!

Vancouver FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating 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 domino effect! A recent study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to several 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

Poor nutritional status in older adults notably in 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 have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre understands nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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