Your health status and nutritional status mirror each other. Factors like serum levels, weight and other issues determine 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). Young Chiropractic can deduce lots about the nutritional status of a Easley chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Easley chiropractic examination and set up a treatment plan to take care of any nutritional concerns that are uncovered especially 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 Easley post-surgical healing and lessen Easley post-back surgical complications.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!
One test that is a good indicator of your Easley nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status shares postsurgical healing and outcomes. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – mark a malnourished state and are indicative of post-surgical recovery complication rates, especially for patients who undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Low albumin concentrations in patients 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 surely be addressed before a surgical intervention. (2) Young Chiropractic can help you get a Easley blood test to check your levels. Young Chiropractic considers statistics like this and appreciates how important nutrition is for our Easley chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Young 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 significant roles in patient recovery. 88% of patients who were nutritionally at-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 is not very good! (3) While these stats may not seem good for the hospital care, they did alert the hospital to do more to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Young Chiropractic searches for ways to address Easley health issues by checking for them early on!
Young Chiropractic certainly wants to help Easley back pain patients avoid back surgery if possible, and Young Chiropractic is also effective at helping our back pain patients get into good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Young Chiropractic is prepared to work with Easley back pain patients who want to get into good shape and keep surgery at bay when possible. It’s not always an easy journey to a healthy nutritional status, but it is a admirable one for your physical body’s health and potential healing if surgery is called for as well as when a non-surgical healing approach is chosen.
Count on Young Chiropractic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Easley nutritional status guide.