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Richmond Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Johnson Chiropractic carefully checks our older Richmond chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Johnson Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers attempted to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people 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 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Johnson Chiropractic does it to safeguard our Richmond chiropractic patients!

Richmond FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A recent study reported 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 notably in those with a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of poorer 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 have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Johnson Chiropractic understands nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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

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