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San Jose Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Chiropractic Solutions thoroughly checks our older San Jose chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Chiropractic Solutions 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 live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Chiropractic Solutions does it to safeguard our San Jose chiropractic patients!

San Jose 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 ripple effect! A recent study documented that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few 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 inferior recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Chiropractic Solutions knows nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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

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