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McHenry 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 leads to muscle and weight loss. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic carefully assesses our older McHenry chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!


Researchers tried to describe the association 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 had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic does it to safeguard our McHenry 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 ripple effect! A recent study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated 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 notably in those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall improved their physical performance. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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

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