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New Roads 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 sparks muscle and weight loss. New Roads Chiropractic Center carefully checks our older New Roads chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. New Roads Chiropractic Center is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers tried to describe 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 maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. New Roads Chiropractic Center does it to safeguard our New Roads chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition prompts 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 linked with high fall risk according to several leading fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Poor 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 fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical performance. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center knows nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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

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