Baton Rouge 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center thoroughly checks our older Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to describe the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people 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) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to perform. Spine & Sports Rehab Center does it to protect our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients!


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 leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple 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.


Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall enhanced their physical performance. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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

Spine & Sports Rehab Center checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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