Richmond Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

February 11, 2020

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 is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to describe 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 found 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 pretty easy to perform. Johnson Chiropractic does it to protect our Richmond chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is important, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A new study documented that malnutrition was significantly linked 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.


Poor nutritional status in older adults notably in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer 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 have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Johnson Chiropractic understands nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct 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 intends to keep our Richmond chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

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