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Millville Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Wilson Family Chiropractic carefully assesses our older Millville chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Wilson Family Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people who live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to perform. Wilson Family Chiropractic does it to safeguard our Millville chiropractic patients!

Millville FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing 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 is truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed 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

Poor 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 fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall improved their physical performance. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic understands nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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

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