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Auburn Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. thoroughly assesses our older Auburn chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers tried to define 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 having at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. does it to protect our Auburn 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 leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A new study revealed that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few 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 with 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. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a Auburn chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. intends to keep our Auburn chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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