Lakeshore Chiropractic Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. Nutritional status is measured by a mix of factors: serum levels, weight, and other issues. ABCD are factors considered – Anthropomorphic status (weight/body), Biochemical (blood tests), Clinical (how well the body functions work as checked by a physician) and Dietary (what you eat). Lakeshore Chiropractic can tell a lot about the nutritional status of a Two Rivers chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Two Rivers chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to address any nutritional concerns that pop up especially in patients who may be at risk for a back surgery or any other surgical intervention for that matter. A good pre-surgical nutritional status will assist Two Rivers post-surgical healing and diminish Two Rivers post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good indicator of your Two Rivers nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status affects postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – indicate a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, particularly for patients who undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients who have 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, 28% of patients 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 certainly be addressed before a surgical intervention. (2) Lakeshore Chiropractic can help you get a Two Rivers blood test to check your levels. Lakeshore Chiropractic considers statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Two Rivers chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Lakeshore Chiropractic is ready to help maximize your nutritional status for optimal 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 influential roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who had nutritional risk received nutritional support while admitted to 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 didn’t place the hospital care in a good light, they did put the hospital on notice to do more to help these patients who present with a known risk before surgery. Lakeshore Chiropractic looks for ways to address Two Rivers health issues by looking for them early on!

Lakeshore Chiropractic certainly wants to help Two Rivers back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Lakeshore Chiropractic is also good at assisting our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as required. Lakeshore Chiropractic is ready to cooperate with Two Rivers back pain patients who desire a healthier nutritional status and keep surgery at bay whenever possible. It is not always an easy path to a healthy nutritional status, but it is a worthy 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.

Count on Lakeshore Chiropractic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Two Rivers nutritional status guide.

 
 
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