Call us to set up an appointment! 719-599-8783

Colorado Springs Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR thoroughly checks our older Colorado Springs chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is concerned about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the relationship 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 1 fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to perform. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR does it to safeguard our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients!

Colorado Springs 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 leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A recent study documented that malnutrition was significantly associated 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

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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients improve theirs!

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR intends to keep our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."