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Sitka 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 sparks muscle and weight loss. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka thoroughly checks our older Sitka chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka cares about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to describe the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka does it to safeguard our Sitka chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, 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 documented that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several leading fall risk assessment tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Low nutritional status in older adults especially those with a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients improve theirs!

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Schedule a Sitka chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka strives to keep our Sitka chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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