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Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

February 11, 2020

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc thoroughly assesses our older Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc cares about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to describe the association 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 experiencing at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc does it to protect our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients!


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 prompts 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 leading fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Low nutritional status in older adults notably in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior 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 increased their physical performance. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients improve 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc strives to keep our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators.