Fernandina Beach Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic carefully assesses our older Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 reside in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to perform. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic does it to protect our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A recent study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated 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 especially 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 already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic intends to keep our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

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