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

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Moses Chiropractic thoroughly assesses our older West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Moses Chiropractic is concerned about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the association 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 maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to perform. Moses Chiropractic does it to protect our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients!

West Palm Beach 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 is influential, 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 new study documented 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

Poor nutritional status in older adults notably in 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 improved their physical performance. (3) Moses Chiropractic knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients enrich 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. Moses Chiropractic intends to keep our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

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