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Murfreesboro Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Most Chiropractic Clinic thoroughly checks our older Murfreesboro chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Most Chiropractic Clinic cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

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 discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Most Chiropractic Clinic does it to safeguard our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients!

Murfreesboro FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s 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 puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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

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