Nutritional Status Affects Spine Healing

Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues guage nutritional status. ABCD are factors taken into account – Anthropomorphic status (weight/body), Biochemical (blood tests), Clinical (how well the body functions work as checked by a physician) and Dietary (what you eat). Moses Chiropractic can discover much about the nutritional status of a West Palm Beach chiropractic patient during the initial clinical West Palm Beach chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to deal with any nutritional concerns that are uncovered particularly in patients who may be susceptible to a back surgery or any other surgical intervention for that matter. A good pre-surgical nutritional status will help West Palm Beach post-surgical healing and lessen West Palm Beach post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One effective way to check your West Palm Beach nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status affects postsurgical outcomes and healing. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – indicate a malnourished state and are predictive of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients with low albumin concentrations before surgery had higher rates of experiencing any major postoperative complication(s) like pulmonary, cardiac and reoperation as well as longer stays in the hospital. (1) In one study, malnourished patients accounted for 28% were found to be malnourished and more likely to have a postoperative complication and a longer hospital stay (8.67 days instead of 3.8 days). 14.48% of these spine surgery patients were re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Malnourished patients’ re-admission rate (27.5%) was three times that of nourished patients (9.52%). Pre-operative nutritional status is an independent risk factor for re-admission after spine surgery that can surely be remedied before a surgical intervention. (2) Moses Chiropractic can help you get a West Palm Beach blood test to check your levels. Moses Chiropractic looks at statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Moses Chiropractic is ready to help maximize your nutritional status for optimum healing preoperatively, postoperatively and back surgery-preventatively!

Lastly, the nutritional status of spine surgery patients at an orthopedic hospital was gathered using the Nutritional Risk Score 2002 at admission and discharge. Their nutritional status – nutritional risk, malnutrition, overweight and obesity – and nutritional support at the hospital after surgery play significant roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who had nutritional risk got nutritional support while staying in the hospital. These nutritional status factors changed: nutritional risk increased from 11.6% to 19.4%; malnutrition status increased from 12.7% to 20.6%; overweight status decreased from 35.9% to 31.0%; and obesity status reduced from 7.41% to 5.79%. Bottomline: the incidence of nutritional risk and malnutrition increased significantly. That’s not good! (3) While these stats may not seem great for the hospital care, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Moses Chiropractic searches for ways to prevent West Palm Beach health issues by looking for them in advance!

Moses Chiropractic looks to help West Palm Beach back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Moses Chiropractic is also effective at assisting our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Moses Chiropractic is poised to cooperate with West Palm Beach back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It is not always an easy path to a healthy nutritional status, but it is a admirable one for your physical body’s health and future healing if surgery is called for as well as when a non-surgical healing approach is chosen.

Rely on Moses Chiropractic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your West Palm Beach nutritional status guide.

 
 
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