Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Disc Centers Of America carefully assesses our older Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Disc Centers Of America 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 adults who live in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. Disc Centers Of America does it to protect our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients!

Buffalo, NY 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 influential, 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 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 especially those with a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall improved their physical performance. (3) Disc Centers Of America knows nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Disc Centers Of America intends to keep our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Disc Centers Of America assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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