Apple Country Chiropractic Recommends Good Nutritional Status To Heal Faster

Nutritional status marks your health status. 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). Apple Country Chiropractic can tell a lot about the nutritional status of a Williamson chiropractic patient during the initial clinical Williamson chiropractic examination and establish a treatment plan to take care of 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 facilitate Williamson post-surgical healing and lessen Williamson post-back surgical problems.Good status also helps healing with non-surgical care!

One test that is a good sign of your Williamson nutritional status is the serum albumin concentration. Researchers talk about how nutritional status influences postsurgical outcomes and healing. Specifically, hypoalbumin levels – low levels under 3.5 g/dL – demonstrate a malnourished state and are predictive of post-surgical recovery complication rates, particularly for patients who experience anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Patients who have low albumin concentrations before surgery had higher rates of having 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%). Post-surgical readmission rates can be influenced by pre-operative nutritional status, an issue that a patient can deal with before the surgery. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic can help you get a Williamson blood test to check your levels. Apple Country Chiropractic considers statistics like this and sees how important nutrition is for our Williamson chiropractic patients’ health and healing as well as their spine care. Apple Country Chiropractic is ready to help maximize your nutritional status for best 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 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 did not put the hospital care in a good light, they did alert the hospital to be more cognizant and ready to help these patients who come in for surgical procedures with a known risk. Apple Country Chiropractic looks for ways to preempt Williamson health issues by checking for them in advance!

Apple Country Chiropractic certainly wants to help Williamson back pain patients stay away from back surgery if possible, and Apple Country Chiropractic is also good at directing our back pain patients attain good nutritional and physical shape before and after surgery as needed. Apple Country Chiropractic is ready to work with Williamson back pain patients who intend to get themselves into better shape and keep surgery at bay when feasible. It is not always an easy path to a healthy nutritional status, but it’s a worthy 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.

Rely on Apple Country Chiropractic, your back pain specialty practice, to be your Williamson nutritional status guide.

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