Lynchburg Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the connection? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Palmer Chiropractic Center carefully checks our older Lynchburg chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Palmer Chiropractic Center cares about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to define the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They discovered 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center does it to protect our Lynchburg 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 leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A recent study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few prominent fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Low nutritional status in older adults especially those who have 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. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall increased their physical performance. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center understands nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Palmer Chiropractic Center intends to keep our Lynchburg chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

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