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West Palm Beach Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Chiropractic Care thoroughly checks our older West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Chiropractic Care cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

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 found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. Chiropractic Care does it to protect our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients!

West Palm Beach FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is important, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several leading fall risk assessment tools (especially 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 with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Nearly 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 have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Chiropractic Care understands nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Chiropractic Care intends to keep our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Chiropractic Care assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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