Oxford 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic thoroughly checks our older Oxford chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Satterwhite Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to define 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 discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is relatively simple to perform. Satterwhite Chiropractic does it to protect our Oxford chiropractic patients!

Oxford 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 is influential, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed 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

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. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall enhanced their physical performance. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic understands nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a Oxford chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Satterwhite Chiropractic strives to keep our Oxford chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Satterwhite Chiropractic checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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