Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic carefully checks our older Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers tried to define 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 found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to perform. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic does it to safeguard our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to a few leading fall risk assessment tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall enhanced their physical performance. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic intends to keep our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

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