West Des Moines Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa thoroughly checks our older West Des Moines chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares about fall prevention!


Researchers tried to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people who reside in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa does it to safeguard our West Des Moines 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 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 revealed 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 notably in those with 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 history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall enhanced their physical performance. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa strives to keep our West Des Moines chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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