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Manahawkin 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. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center carefully checks our older Manahawkin chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 adults who reside in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to do. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center does it to protect our Manahawkin chiropractic patients!

Manahawkin 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 has a role, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple effect! A new study documented that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several prominent 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 notably in those who have a history of falling sets them up for higher 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. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!

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Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center intends to keep our Manahawkin chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

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