Paramus Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center carefully assesses our older Paramus chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is concerned 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 adults who reside in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center does it to safeguard our Paramus chiropractic patients!

Paramus 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’s truly a domino effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few 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

Low nutritional status in older adults notably in 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 experienced a fall enhanced their physical performance. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center understands nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center intends to keep our Paramus chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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